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.