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Agency ID2220
TitleStradbroke Island Lazaret
Agency TypeResidential care facility
Start Date 25/11/1892
End Date 30/6/1907
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Facility established for the detention and treatment of people suffering from leprosy.

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
21090Lazaret Patient Registers 2/3/1892 8/10/1936
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1892 30/6/1907
107Colonial Secretary's Office 25/11/1892 6/8/1896
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Previous Agencies

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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
3735Peel Island Lazaret
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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
3734Friday Island Lazaret
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Leprosy Act of 1892
Queensland Government Gazette 1892, Vol LVII, No. 101, p.1010
Queensland Government Gazette 1892, Vol. LVII, No.105, p.1053
Queensland Government Gazette 1907, Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 101. p.1541
Queensland Votes and Proceedings 1898, Vol. IV, pp.635-37.
Patrick, Ross. A history of Health and Medicine in Queensland 1824 - 1960. UQ Press, 1987, pp. 243 - 47.
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Legislation

Establishing Leprosy Act of 1892
Queensland Government Gazette 1892, Vol LVII, No. 101, p.1010

Abolishing Queensland Government Gazette 1907, Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 101. p.1541
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTION:
The "Leprosy Act of 1892" provided not only for the treatment of lepers but also for their detention and isolation. Moreover, the Act enabled the Governor-in-Council, by proclamation, to appoint any place to be a lazaret for the reception and medical treatment of lepers.

On 25 Nov 1892, an area of approximately 17 acres, about a mile from Dunwich Jetty, on Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay, was proclaimed a lazaret. On 1 Dec 1892, Patrick Smith, who was also Medical Superintendent of Dunwich Benevolent Asylum, was appointed Medical Officer.

Stradbroke Island Lazaret was established for the treatment of European patients while Friday Island Lazaret, in the Torres Strait, which was also proclaimed in 1892, provided treatment for non-Europeans. Some non-European patients were transferred to Friday Island from Stradbroke Island. From 1896 a few patients under the care of the Stradbroke Island Lazaret were accommodated on nearby Peel Island, in Moreton Bay. In 1907, both Stradbroke Island Lazaret and Friday Island Lazaret were closed and all patients were transferred to Peel Island, where a new lazaret was established for both "whites" and "coloureds".


PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Colonial Secretary, 25 Nov 1892 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary, 6 Aug 1896 - 30 Jun 1907
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID2220, Stradbroke Island Lazaret
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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