Teerk Roo Ra – Place of Many Shells

Place of Shells (currently unpublished), is about an eighteen-year-old girl who, in 1944, is diagnosed with leprosy and sent to live at the Peel Island lazaret in Moreton Bay, Queensland. Leprosy (the medical term is ‘Hansen’s Disease’), is a chronic infectious bacterial disease that affects the skin and nerves. In... Read More

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