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Peel island | by Steve Engels Photography
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Peel island

Peel Island was used as an asylum for vagrants of Brisbane around the turn of the 20th century but the conditions were too harsh and the inmates were moved to Dunwich on nearby Stradbroke Island. Peel Island was used as a sisal farm, the inmates would harvest the sisal and manufacture rope which was sold to help fund the asylum. Remnants of the sisal plantations are still visible when walking around the western side of the island.

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Taken on September 30, 2010