Queensland’s Fantome history | Tracker

Queensland’s Fantome history

BY CHRIS MUNRO, FEBRUARY 16, 2014

QLD: In 1945 seven year-old Joe Eggmolesse was diagnosed with Leprosy. He was taken from his family under police escort, transported by rail and sea over a thousand kilometres to Fantome Island where he was to be incarcerated for the next ten years.

Joe’s poignant journey offers a profound and personal insight into one of Australia’s hidden histories.

via Queensland’s Fantome history | Tracker.

via Queensland’s Fantome history | Tracker.

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