Fantome Island Leprosarium Pension Claims by Inmates


National Archives of Australia
Darwin Office
Series A886 Item C174
Fantome Island Leprosarium Pension Claims by Inmates

31. 1.1941 Allowances to wives of inmates of Peel Island Lazaret
           Mentions

           Mrs D Budgen, 29 Amelia St, Coopooroo, Brisbane.
           Mrs L Burns, 8 Sackville St, Milton, Brisbane
           Mrs A Goulevich, Wickham St, Ayr

28. 4.1950 Inmates of the Channel Island Leprosarium
           Only Michael Conroy, who was readmitted to the Leprosarium,
           on 24. 2.1950 receives an Age Pension.

 6. 6.1950 Claims from inmates of Fantome Island Leprosarium
           Claimants are
           Adagi Atu, Torres Strait Islander
           John Eggmolesse, half-caste
           Jack Harrison

Undated    Claim for pensions by inmates of the Channel Island Leprosarium
           There are three claims

           Adagi Atu - Torres Strait Islander, single, aged 38 years.
           Was soldier in the Torres Strait Light Infantry Batallion.
           Discharged from Army 23. 1.1945. Previously admitted
           Fantome Island 28. 6.1944.

           Jack Harrison H/C - married, aged 53 years. Admitted Fantome
           Island January 1948. Prior to admission was not subject to
           control by Department of Native Affairs. Wife and child live
           at Amamoor.

           John Eggmolesse H/C - married, aged 51 years. Admitted Fantome
           Island January or February 1948. Not subject to control by
           Department of Native Affairs. Wife and five children live at
           Bundaberg.

  . 9.1950 Claim for pension by Jack White H/C of the Channel Island
           Leprosarium. Married with children.

 8. 8.1957 Fantome Island Leprosarium Invalid Pension Claims
           The following claims should be allowed.

           Annie Cummins H/C - Aged 24 years, married. Not under control
           of the Department of Native Affairs. Has been in the
           Leprosarium for 15 years and married an inmate in 1949. If and
           when cured will join husband in Cloncurry.

           Eric George Guymore (Gyemore) H/C - Married, living apart
           from wife for three years. Has Certificate of Exemption. Was
           admitted to Leprosarium from Kingaroy district in January 1957.

           Kenny Thompson H/C - Aged 62 years, married, wife's whereabouts
           unknown. Has Certificate of Exemption. Has been an inmate of
           Leprosarium for approximately 9 years.

28. 8.1957 Fantome Island Leprosarium Pensions

           Claimants

           Kennie Thompson H/C, 62 years, married, apart from wife. Exempted
             from State Control in 1923.Admitted to Fantome Island early
             in 1948.
           Eric C Guymore (Gyemore), 32 years, married, apart from wife.
             Admitted to Fantome Island  in January 1957. His wife left
             him on 10. 4.1954 and there are no prospects of reconciliation.
             Exempted from control of the Department of Native Affairs in 1950.
           Annie Cummins, 25 years, married, husband emloyed.

           Pensioners

           Robert Bismark, 54 years, single, invalid. Exempted from State
             Aboriginal control in February 1940, and receiving pension
             since 6. 5.1948. Removed to Fantome Island  on 31. 7.1953
             and still an inmate.
           Jack Harrison, 60 years, married, invalid, now residing at Gympie

           Also mentions

           Adagi Atu, Torres Strait Islander
           John Eggmolesse, half-caste
           Jack Harrison, half-caste

29. 8.1957 Mentions T M Bell who was admitted to Derby Leprosarium as
           a pensioner and payment was allowed to continue.

11. 9.1957 Mrs Annie Cummins from Cunnamulla, who is presently finishing
           her treatment for Hansen's Disease and will be returning
           to her husband at Cunnamulla.

           Mr Eric Gaymore (Gyemore) and Mr Ken Thompson. I understand
           that Mr Gaymore (Gyemore) has been exempt for 7 years and
           Mr Ken Thompson exempt since 1928.

24. 9.1957 Annie Cummins H/C - Aged 24 years, married. Husband an exempt
           half-caste in employment. Date of exemption not shown. Intends
           to join husband when discharged.

           Eric George Guymore (Gyemore) H/C - Married, aged 31 years,
           living apart from wife. Granted exemption 1950. Was admitted to
           Fantome Island in January 1957.

           Kenny Thompson H/C - Aged 62 years, married, living apart
           from wife. Granted exemption in 1923. Admitted to Fantome Island
           in 1948. No means of support.

23. 7.1959 Mentions
           Michael Allan Prowse, 48 years, married, Peel Island Queensland.
           Wife Madge Lillian Prowse and 6 children.

16. 9.1959 Mentions
           Michael Allan Prowse, 48 years, married, Peel Island Queensland.
           Wife Madge Lillian Prowse, 44 years and children.
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