FEEL THE MAGIC: Rent a sailing boat on Coniston Water, conistonboatingcentre.co.uk, and head for Ransome's Wild Cat Island, Peel Island
in real life.
After a cuppa at the aptly named Swallows And Amazons Tearoom, on the east side of Coniston lake, we start making our way home, but not before a stop to savour the view of Peel Island
(the inspiration for Wild Cat Island).
And all the time he carried a pebble in his pocket from Peel Island
, in Coniston Water in the Lake District, the for Wild Cat Island in Swallows e inspiration fows and Amazons, like a talisman, a lucky charm.
We present the first direct assessment of marine reservoir effects in the Moreton Bay region using radiocarbon dating of known-age, pre-AD 1950, shell samples from the east coast of Stradbroke Island and archaeological shell/charcoal pairs from Peel Island
in Moreton Bay.
On Peel Island
artists strove for connectedness with the landscape and with its particular histories, histories which remain dystopic despite their efforts.
For instance, there is a wonderful anchorage on the southern side of Peel Island
in Horseshoe Bay.
First the area of Dunwich on Stradbroke Island which became a leper colony from 1891-1910; Friday Island for those of 'other races' from 1892-1910, then from 1906-1940 Peel island
; and finally Fantome Island became the leper colony for Queensland.
Ross and Coghill excavated the Lazaret Midden on Peel Island
and found abundant fish bone at all levels, basally dated to 1600 years.
Stop off at Ruskin's house and circle Peel Island
- Wild Cat island in Swallows and Amazons.
In terms of empirical values alone, Peel Island
is remarkable for a number of reasons (1)-it survives as the only material evidence of enforced incarceration by the Australian Government for sufferers of Hansen's disease, better known as leprosy.