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Agency ID3734
TitleFriday Island Lazaret
Agency TypeResidential care facility
Start Date 27/10/1892
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 1/4/1894 10/9/1910
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1892 30/6/1907
107Colonial Secretary's Office 27/10/1892 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
2220Stradbroke 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. 61, pp.636, 637
Queensland Government Gazette 1907, Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 101. p.1541
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. 61, pp.636, 637
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 27 Oct 1892, Friday Island, Torres Strait, was proclaimed a lazaret, and on the same day, Arthur Edward Salter was appointed Medical Officer.

Friday Island Lazaret was established for the treatment of non-European patients while Stradbroke Island Lazaret, in Moreton Bay, which was also proclaimed in 1892, provided treatment for Europeans. Some non-European patients were transferred to Friday Island from Stradbroke Island. In 1907; however, both Friday Island Lazaret and Stradbroke Island Lazaret were closed and patients were transferred to a new lazaret for both "whites" and "coloureds" on Peel Island, Moreton Bay.


PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Colonial Secretary, 27 Oct 1892 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary, 6 Aug 1896 - 30 Jun 1907
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID3734, Friday Island Lazaret
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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