Author and historian, Peter Ludlow, will be presenting to the newly formed Redlands branch of the National Trust an updated presentation of his recent work The History Behind the Horseshoe (2019). Peter will highlight Peel Island’s history including pre-European occupation, its use by Europeans as a quarantine station, inebriate home, and lazaret (leprosarium), and in 2007, the island’s gazettal as a National Park and Conservation Park and the lazaret buildings as a Heritage Site. He will also look at Peel’s future when the island will be placed under the full control of the Quandamooka People, under whose guidance a new era of tourism and cultural exchange holds great promise.
The presentation will be held on Tuesday 5 February at 5 pm in the Cleveland Room, Grand View Hotel, 49 North Street, Cleveland Qld 4163. Admission is free. Please advise Peter by email, [email protected], with your name and the number of people you will be bringing along.