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, lazaretto (laz'ă-ret, -ret'ō), Obsolete term for:
1. A hospital for the treatment of contagious diseases.
2. A place of detention for people in quarantine.
[It. lazzaretto, fr. lazzaro, a leper]
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Teone describes how the sound tracks for her films are integral; the music for Shadows and Refractions, titled The Lazaret, was composed in situ by her partner Steve Reinthal and recorded direct to camera.
He describes how these drawings already reveal a sense of hybrid environments--how the cleared lawns in the centre of the lazaret are surrounded by the unkempt character of the original environment that is gradually encroaching.
T Blake and R Riddel, The Leper Shall Dwell Alone: Peel Island Lazaret Conservation Plan (Brisbane: Department of Environment and Heritage, 1993), 38.
7) "The Peel Island lazaret is significant as the only intact example in Australia of a lazaret designed on the principle of isolation, and also the only surviving former multi-racial lazaret in Australia.
I proposed the investigation of a portion of the Lazaret Midden, which had been accidentally disturbed by some works on the island.
The members of the CRM team considered the arguments in favour and against both options and chose to excavate an undisturbed mound of the midden, well to the east of the lazaret and therefore well away from the major disturbance to the site.
So this was how the community-based Lazaret Midden project came about.
The success of this approach to research can be seen in the partnerships that developed out of the original program, the application of the results of the alternative research to the Lazaret Midden excavation, and the evolution of community interest in archaeology.
Ross and members of the team wrote up a paper on the 1995 preliminary fieldwork at the Lazaret Midden and delivered this at the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) conference at Gatton College in December 1995.
We have excavated four 50 cmx 50 cm test pits at different locations in the Lazaret Midden and have undertaken a preliminary analysis of results within a cultural landscapes framework, using Indigenous intellectual property to inform our interpretation (Ross et al 1999).
We are currently preparing a paper on the results of the excavation of the Lazaret Midden, so only a brief overview will be presented here.
ROSS: Interpretation of the results of the archaeological excavations at the Lazaret Midden on Peel Island has greatly benefited from community-based knowledge about resource management.