I just finished reading a book called Newcastle A place of discovery. It confirms the leper colony is on D'arcy island. I learned so much about newcastle island, the most relevant: Being used as a small pox quarantine. At least One body was buried there due to a small pox outbreak. Not to be confused with the body of peter "kakua?" the Kanaka native who brutally murdered his wife, child, and inlaws. The crime was commited in nanaimo however neither aboriginal or european white man wanted the kanaka buried on their respective burial grounds. This leads me to believe Newcastle almost became the unofficial Kanaka burial ground! Newcastle island is not as pristine as i once thought great book!