A Cooktown Group; The Queenslander June 1907
By 1909, 258 people live in the Camp in basic dwellings with earth floors and bark humpies they build themselves.
“A visit to the camp disclosed some interesting features. One was that the blacks from different localities each had their own camps. There were the Cooktown contingent in little bark gunyahs, Birdsville blacks were by themselves in bough miamias, and the Thargomindah tribe had a camp of a very large dimensions. As might be expected, the majority of the people in the camp are the Burnett blacks, and their dwellings are superior to those of other places.” — The Queenslander, June 1907