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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