Leprosy Queensland 1940 - 1946


National Archives of Australia
Darwin Office
Series A1928 635/20 SECTION 3
Leprosy Queensland 1940 - 1946

10. 9.1946 The following white male patients were admitted to the
           Peel Island Lazaret on 19. 7.1946
           Thomas J Rose jnr
           George Rose
           James R Rose snr
           Phillip F Rose

 2. 8.1946 Letter from Premier Queensland to the Prime Minister Canberra
           'I desire to inform you that in May, 1942, when it became
           necessary for the Commonwealth authorities to evacuate leper
           patients, John William Anderson, Elpert Reddington Cobb and
           Mrs Lucy Delacruz, from Katherine in the Northern Territory,
           arrangements were made for their accomodation in Leprosaria
           in Queensland. At present Messrs Anderson and Cobb are at the
           Peel Island Lazaret, and Mrs Delacruz is at the Fantome Island
           Leprosarium.'

23. 4.1946 A white female patient at the Peel Island lazaret died at that
           Institution on the 21st instant (21. 4.1946), at the age of
           79 years.

 8. 4.1946 I have to advise that a white female - Julia Gay (?Gray) - of
           Emu Park, Central Queensland, was admitted to the Peel Island
           Lazaret on friday last (5. 4.1946).

 4. 4.1946 Mrs John Gray of Emu Park, Rockhampton is suffering from leprosy.

29.11.1945 Mr A Coleman, an inmate of Peel Island Lazaret, died at that
           Institution on 27.11.1945.

 9.11.1945 Histories of five Javanese detained at Peel Island Lazaret.
           One is Djamil who is due for release next month. The remaining
           are still showing positive smears.

           Djamil - aet 41-42 years, native of Java, married, arrived in
           Australia 1941, seaman. Admitted to Peel Island 20. 3.1944.
           Primarily neural. Due for discharge on parole 11.12.1945

           Campang - aet 30-31 years, native of Java, single, seaman,
           arrived in Australia 1941 per KPM 'Stevorgoon'. Admitted to
           Peel Island 1. 6.1944. Mixed case. Remains bacteriologically
           positive.

           Lesnusa (Lesnoessa), Johannes - aet 25-26, native of Amboena,
           single, Police-boy. Date of arrival not recorded. Admitted to
           Peel Island September 1944. Mixed case. Occasionally
           bacteriologically positive.

           Nindatu, Augustinus - aet 34-35 years, native of Amboena, married,
           hospital assistant in Dutch Army, arrived in Australia 1943.
           Admitted to Peel Island 27. 6.1944. Mixed case. Remains
           bacteriologically positive.

           Sogeman - aet 27-28 years, native of Sourebaya, single, seaman,
           date of arrival not recorded. Admitted to Peel Island 18. 8.1943.
           Mixed case. Remains bacteriologically positive.

25.10.1945 Letter from Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health
           'On the 18th October 1945, advice was received from the Secretary,
           Department of Public Health, Queensland, that Ali Akbar, seaman,
           age 28 years, a native of Calcutta, ex s.s. 'Van de Bosch', had
           been admitted to Wattlebrae Hospital as a suspect leper. Wasserman
           reaction and routine smears for M. Leprae were negative, the
           diagnosis was ? Early Neural Leprosy.
           Further advice has now been received that he was discharged from
           the Brisbane Hospital as non-infectious, to rejoin his ship which
           has now left Brisbane.'

 8. 8.1945 About proposed transfer of three lepers - Messrs Anderson and
           Cobb of Peel Osland and Miss Delacruz of Fantome Island.

 5. 6.1945 Mrs Harriett Long, inmate of Peel Island, died at that
           Institution on Saturday 2. 6.1945.

24. 5.1945 Mr Giovanni Caltabiano, who was admitted to Peel Island Lazaret
           suffering from Leprosy on the 23. 8.1940, died on friday
           18. 5.1945.

28. 3.1945 Charles Schuler died at Peel Island Lazaret on 22. 3.1945.

22. 2.1945 From Department of Health Queensland to Director of Health Canberra
           I have communicated with Dr Power, Medical Superintendent,
           Palm Island, on the question of half-caste Lucy Delacruz
           mentioned in previous correspondence.
           He advises her general health is good and she is quite fit
           for transport. He has obtained in an off-hand manner from
           her that she would prefer to return to Channel Island
           where she would be among her own people.

 3. 2.1945 Mentions Mr J W Anderson and Mr M Cobb, ex Channel Island,
           Northern Territory and now inmates at Peel Island would be
           fit to be transported back to Darwin if arrangements
           for transfer can be made.

30. 1.1945 Mentions Mr Anderson and Mr Cobb are fit to return to
           Darwin. Also mentions Mr Cole, a white man, absconded
           and is believed to be at the Little Bay Leprosarium
           in New South Wales.

17. 1.1945 Letter from J W Anderson requesting transfer from Peel
           Island back to Channel Island Lazaret where he originally
           came from. Has been at Peel Island for two years and
           eight months.

30.12.1944 Mentions A W Merry of Peel Island who went to Canberra
           with complaints and now wants to transfer to the Little
           Bay Lazaret.

28.12.1944 Refers to A W Merry. Also refers to E H Cole who was
           in and out of Little Bay as and when he liked.

19. 9.1944 Sam Morris (abo) aged 46 years was admitted to the
           Fantome Island Lazaret on 14. 9.1944.

18. 9.1944 From R W Naggs of Woorabinda Aboriginal Settlement Queensland.
           His wife is on Peel Island suffering from leprosy. Wants
           to know if it is possible for him to bring her from Peel
           Island to Sydney for treatment.

Undated    Refers to R W Naggs.

Undated    Refers to R W Naggs Overseer of Woorabinda Aboriginal
           Settlement.

14. 9.1944 Mr Leonard Breen (white) of Brisbane was admitted to the
           Peel Island Lazaret on 8. 9.1944. He had previously
           been a patient in the Institution and was released
           on parole on 18.12.1933.

18. 8.1944 Refers to Fung Kier Lim, Chinese leper.
           He landed from the SS Agues in February 1943.

21. 7.1944 Refers to Fung Kier Lim who originally came from the
           Northern Territory.

30. 6.1944 I have to advise a coloured Australian serviceman
           Pte Atal was admitted to Fantome Island on 28. 6.1944
           suffering from Leprosy.

15. 6.1944 Michael Bennett (white) and inmate of Peel Island
           Lazaret died on 9. 6.1944.

 7. 6.1944 The following have been admitted to Peel Island Lazaret
           suffering from Leprosy
           Mrs L Y Murray admitted 12. 5.1944
           Mr H J Irwin admitted 19. 5.1944

24. 5.1944 Henry James Irwin aged 32 years was admitted to Peel
           Island Lazaret on 19. 5.1944

 4. 5.1944 Otto Hardke aged 71 years, a native of Germany but
           many years in Queensland, died at the Lazaret,
           Peel Island, on 28. 4.1944.

12. 1.1944 Fung Kier Lim (Chinese) aged 32 years was admitted to
           Peel Island Lazaret via Brisbane today.

21.12.1943 William Edward Phillips a leper patient at the Peel Island
           Lazaret via Brisbane who was admitted to that Institution
           on 10. 4.1940, died there today at the age of 76 years.
           He was a native of Colac, West Victoria, and unmarried.

30.11.1943 Mrs Angele Rees (white woman) aged 78 years was admitted to
           Peel Island Lazaret on 26.11.1943.

18.11.1942 Frances Thompson (aged 14 years) died at Fantome Island
           Leprosarium on 31.10.1942.

14.10.1942 Rene Sailor, coloured female, aged 24 years, died at
           Fantome Island Leprosarium on 30. 9.1942.

 7.10.1942 Michael Christopher Brazil (white male aged 38 years),
           inmate of Peel Island Lazaret, died 5.10.1942.

26. 8.1942 Michael Boyce has been found to be no longer suffering from
           leprosy and was released from Peel Island Lazaret on
           25. 8.1942 on parole.

26. 8.1942 Clarence Edwin Budgen has been found to be no longer suffering
           from leprosy and was released from Peel Island Lazaret on
           27. 7.1942 on parole.

26. 5.1942 Edgar Murray, coloured, aged 50 years, died 30. 4.1942
           at Fantome Island Lazaret
           Eric Brown, coloured, aged 42 years, died 18. 5.1942
           at Fantome Island Lazaret

21. 1.1942 Mr Hugh Craney, white inmate, of Peel Island Lazaret
           died at that Institution on 19. 1.1942

26. 8.1941 Aboriginal named King Billy died at the Fantome Island
           Lazaret on 13. 8.1941

23. 7.1941 Mrs Mary Emma Pilz, white female, aged 69 years, died at
           Peel Island Lazaret on 19. 7.1941.

12.12.1940 Deaths at Fantome Island

           Name                   Died

           Eric Barlow            21. 8.1940
           Lucy Barney             8.11.1940
           Martin Binge           26. 4.1940
           Banjo Bond             23. 6.1940
           Willie Dog              3.11.1940
           Roy Hobson             13. 2.1940
           Sid Leopold            21.10.1940
           Paddy Miva              3. 7.1940
           Lewis Newbury          22. 9.1940
           George Phillips        24. 5.1940
           Myrtle Shepherd        19.10.1940
           Ronald Sailor          29. 1.1940
           Minnie Sugarbag         5. 5.1940
           Lizzie Tallis           1. 9.1940

28.11.1940 Christy Beaufort, coloured male, was admitted to the Fantome
           Island Leprosarium on 22.11.1940

16. 9.1940 Miss Myra Gill, white inmate, died at the Peel Island Lazaret
           on 13. 9.1940

30. 7.1940 Mrs Henrietta Cairns, a white patient, was admitted to the
           Peel Island Lazaret 30. 7.1940 from Rockhampton.

27. 6.1940 Alfred Thomas Dodson is again suffering from leprosy and has
           been readmitted to the Peel Island Lazaret on 19. 6.1940

11. 4.1940 William Edward Phillips, aged 73 years, residing at Wondai,
           was admitted to the Peel Island Lazaret on 10. 4.1940

18. 3.1940 Aboriginal leper patient Minnie Sugarbag died 5. 2.1940 at
           the Fantome Island Leprosarium.

18. 3.1940 Alfred Thomas Dodson was discharged from the Peel Island
           Lazaret on 18. 3.1940 under surveillance.

28. 2.1940 Roy Hobson, aboriginal, died at Fantome Island Leprosarium
           on 15. 2.1940

28. 2.1940 Ronald Sailor, aboriginal, died at Fantome Island Leprosarium
           on 29. 1.1940

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