Peter Ludlow, author historian, has been researching and writing about the unique history of Peel Island since 1977.
Peel Island is a green jewel situated in Moreton Bay. Beautiful beaches, coral and bushland. It also has an interesting history.
The Peel Island Lazaret, in Moreton Bay, was established for the detention and treatment of suffers from Hansen’s Disease, more commonly known as leprosy. Opening in 1907, Peel Island Lazaret was Australia’s first purpose-built, multi-racial lazaret in Australia. It was run by the Queensland State government and closed in 1959.
With his PowerPoint presentation, Peter highlights Peel’s history including pre-European occupation, its use by Europeans and, in 2007, the Island being gazetted as a National Park and Conservation Park and the Lazaret Buildings being Heritage Listed.
Venue: Indigiscapes 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba 7:30pm 25th August, 2017.