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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