The Makogai Eight

What remains of a building that may have been a laundry/sterilisation facility on Makogai Island. Picture:

On Wednesday, April 30, 1913, about midnight, eight Indian lepers, residents of the Makogai Leper Colony, launched a 20-foot yellow boat into the waters of the Pacific and made a bid for freedom. The men had no oars or sail, just a fair wind to the north and a deep resolve to live a life […]

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