Leprosy Cases - Coloured Evacuees 1944


National Archives of Australia Darwin Office Series F1 Item 1944/335 Leprosy Cases - Coloured Evacuees 1944 Copyright Paul Mackett 2019 16. 2.1944 From Aborigines Department Adelaide to DNA Canberra Two boys, one from Balaklava and the other from Blyth had been admitted to the Metropolitan Infectious Diseases Hospital, Adelaide a few days ago suffering from Leprosy, and one of the boys had subsequently died. 2. 5.1944 From Methodist Overseas Mission Sydney to Native Affairs Alice Springs Two of out Half-caste children have been definately declared to be suffering from Leprosy and are now in Prince Henry Hospital for infectious diseases. They are Hattie Frith and Peter Marshall. Their condition is not serious and there is every hope their cure will be complete. 23. 5.1944 From Dept. of Health Canberra to the Northern Territory Administration Darwin I have to acknowledge your letter 44/335 of 11th May concerning the occurrence of Leprosy in two half-caste children evacuated to Sydney from the Northern Territory. I had previous advice concerning the admission of these children (Matilda (Hattie) Frith and Peter Marshall) to the Little Bay Leper Station.) They are now in Little Bay, besides these children, F Chan, Michael Corbett, T Cole and Madge Gaden. Mrs Priscilla Herbert was discharged last November. Owing to the shortage of accomodation at Little Bay, it may be necessary to arrange transport to Peel Island (Brisbane) if further cases occur amongst people evacuated from the Territory. 16. 6.1944 From Department of Health Adelaide to Director of Health Canberra Leprosy Survey Amongst Northern Territory Evacuees Letter mentions Clara Mollomini, aged 15 years, at Carrieton with leprosy. Arrangements made for Clare for admission to the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Adelaide. At Peterborough one of the evacuees, Mrs McCoy, incited others to refuse examination. List of Half-Caste Evacuees medically examined by Dr Ponsford At Carrieton Philomena Palmer Mercy Gorman Mary Rudellas Kathleen Anon Martha Pin Edith McGuinness Geraldine Cusack Louise Martin Barbara Tippolay Helena Labuti Maud McKenzie Maureen Nambi Evelyn Liddy Margaret McGuinness Sheila Lapez Edmina Tipponaumani Phillipine Sunter Freda Umpalacciamani Melanie Pannawoppi Eileen Sloper Josephine Naumaga Genevieve Renn Mersia Barnabas Dorothea Dempsey Imelda Walker Rose Panny Catherine Lamporay Clare Mollomini (leprosy suspect) Anna Criforiu Magdalen Kokomi Marjorie Tamuti Marie Bailey Margaret Duncan Richard Ambrose Nona Sullivan Bernard Raphael Frances McKee John Greddon Raymond Hensley Fay Minchin At Hawker Vincent McGinnis Jack Cusack Ted McKenzie Tom Cusack Fanny McLennan Patricia McLennan Delorius McLennan Wilfred McLennan Ada McLennan Reginald McLennan William McLennan Mrs Agnes McLennan Mrs Ethel Buckle Raymond Buckle Irene Peckham Shiela Peckham Marie Peckham Jacqueline Peckham Mrs Lindy Peckham Stanley Peckham George Peckham Peter Tolbert Keith Tolbert Vernon Tolbert Kevin Tolbert Emanuel Tolbert Lawrence Tolbert Geraldine Tolbert Mrs Elsie Tolbert Paul Calma At Peterborough Mrs Martha Hart John Hart Margaret Hart Alfred Hart Mrs Ada Ali Matt Lily Cusack List of Half-Caste Evacuees examined by Dr McEwin 21. 5.1944 From Blyth Eileen Laughton Sylvia Evans Peggy Chandler Thomas Chandler Ruby Zane Ethel Francis James Laughton From Hamley Bridge Amy Laughton Pauline Laughton Fred Laughton Clarence Laughton 11. 7.1944 From Department of Health Canberra to Department of the Interior Canberra Arrangements for Clare Mollomini for her transport by air for admission to the Channel Island Leper Station Darwin. 25. 7.1944 From Department of Health Adelaide to the Department of the Interior Adelaide Clare Mollomini, the Aboriginal girl who has been living at the Convent at Carrieton and was found to be suffering from Leprosy was transferred to the Darwin Leprosarium by aeroplane on the 25th July 1944, accompanied by an Army Nursing Sister. 5.11.1944 From the Male Lazaret to the Medical Superintendent Prince Henry Hospital T E Cole having problems with his affairs in the Northern Territory and would like to return. 29.11.1944 From Department of Health Canberra to the Acting Director General of Health In the Little Bay Lazaret at Sydney we have six Territory lepers, two of whom were evacuees from Channel Island (Madge Gaden and Michael Corbett). Frederick Chan, an Australian born Chinese aged 18, Peter Marshall aged 9 and Matilda Frith half-caste Aboriginal aged 14 have developed Leprosy since evacuation from the Territory and have been admitted as confirmed lepers to the Lazaret. Another Aboriginal boy, Carey Hall, aged 8, has now been admitted to Little Bay. He came from Roper River and was evacuated to the Church Missionary Society's Home at Mulgoa, New South Wales, about two years. T E Cole, a former resident of the Territory, who joined the AIF and went into the Peel Island Lazaret, Brisbane as a leper, absconded from Peel Island, and is not at Little Bay. Wish to transport some or all to Channel Island. 18.12.1944 From Department of Health Canberra to Department of the Interior Canberra Leprosy in N.T. Evacuees Three more cases of Leprosy have recently been found in evacuees from the N.T. and admitted to Little Bay Lazaret, Sydney. They are - Carey Hall, aboriginal boy aged 8, ex Roper River Mission Station and CMS Home at Mulgoa, NSW. Mrs May Ethel Jaconsen, aged 45 (ex Emungalen, Katherine, Birdum and Darwin). Mrs Margaret Rosalind Hall, aged 30, ex Roper River Mission Station and CMS Home at Mulgoa, NSW. There are also at Little Bay, ex N.T., Madge Gaden and Michael Corbett (both formerly inmates of Channel Island), Frederick Chan, Peter Marshall, Matilda Frith and T E Cole.
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