Close to the port of Gregory, a site in a narrow gully between two limestone spurs was chosen for a town and convict depot to house up to 60 ticket-of-leave men.  They quarried stone and built a limekiln, quarters for guards, lock-up, barracks, hospital and bakery.  The town never eventuated although Capt Henry Sanford managed to have his two storey house built on a lot within the town site.  The convict depot was a failure and closed after 18 months.