The first row of cottages at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920
1919 to 1922 – Fourteen cottages are built in a row along the road to Murgon, later to be named Barambah Avenue.
Labour is supplied by the Aboriginal men under the supervision of a white builder. Timber is supplied by the sawmill.
Built on sixteen perch blocks and surrounded by a picket fence, the cottages were never painted, not lined inside, had no ceilings, no floor coverings, no furniture or fittings and shutters instead of windows. They are sweatboxes in summer and freezing in winter and ill-suited to the communal lifestyle the people preferred.