In the Dunwich area of Stradbroke Island there are three (3) cemeteries : The General Cemetery which included the Benevolent Asylum Graves; The aboriginal cemetery of Myora and the Lazarat (Leprosy) Cemetery, just south of Dunwich.
The Lazarat Cemetery, presently, resides inside the Sandmining Lease on Stradbroke Island. There is only one grave with a headstone and that is of Isaac John INNES and that grave has been vandalised. Up until 1910, there were 81 patients. Later inmates were re-located to Peel Island, in Moreton Bay. The Queensland Leprosy Acts of 1891 and 1892 made the reporting and segregation of sufferers mandatory in an attempt to isolate the disease and find a cure. The disease is now curable. A government Bill to provide for the Detention ad Isolation of the Lepers prompted the proclamation of the area as a Lazarat on Stradbroke Island.
The Benevolant Death Register records 56 deaths although only 32 grave markers have been found.
GPS Coordinates: -27.50779, 153.41413
- Added: 5 Nov 2016
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2627042
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