Problems plagued the Mission from the beginning. The Aboriginal people resisted settlement at the Mission and the government judged the management by the Lutheran Society in South Australia as unsatisfactory. Government funding for the Mission was gradually reduced until it was completely withdrawn in 1900.
An article in the Brisbane Courier in 1900 stated that the government was not happy with the management of the Mission and would not supply more funding until new management was put in place. The Mission was abandoned in 1902.
The Bloomfield Aborigines continued to interact with Europeans, trading their labour for goods and tools. They maintained their traditional culture and remained independent until 1957 when the Wajul Wajul Mission was established at Bloomfield.
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