Peel Island, the small heritage-listed island located in Moreton Bay is generally a place of isolation, with limited access to the public allowed. As part of the exhibition The many lives of Moreton Bay, a handful of people will get the chance to explore the Island and its many secrets.
Join Rangers Roland Dowling, Daley Donnelly and Moreton Bay environmental educator Belinda Daly on a fascinating day trip as Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Indigenous owners open historical Peel Island.
Before European settlement, Peel Island was known as Teerk Roo Ra, the Place of Many Shells, and primarily used for ceremonial purposes by the local Quandamooka people. In 1874 a quarantine station was established. In 1907, the island’s isolation made it suitable for a lazaret, a hospital for people diagnosed with leprosy. Fifty-five years ago the last members of this closed community left Peel Island’s shores. While today their stories of living with leprosy remain largely unspoken, their remnants of their life on the island still remain.
Book your tickets to experience this intriguing island. Very limited places available, don’t miss out.
***Please note this event is suitable for people aged 16 years and above***
Available two days only: 9:00am – 3:00pm, Saturday 25 October 2014
Numbers are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Age limit: 16 years and above
Cost: $55 includes light morning tea. Participants are advised to bring their own lunch.
Meeting point: William Gunn Jetty, Wyvernleigh Crescent, Manly
More information: 07 3339 0836
For 25 October 2014