The very first people living in the Sorell Municipality were members of the two aboriginal tribes Moomairremener and Pydairrerme.
White people arrived in the early 1800’s with many of the land owners being ex convicts from Norfolk Island and New South Wales. Once they had served their time, they were often given land grants to settle in areas away from Sydney and therefore, to expand the colony.
These land owners produced large families, some of which still have descendants living in the municipality. Over time, these people have served their country in times of war, represented their state in sporting teams and become famous authors.