QSwharfth.jpg (4017 bytes)Manly Quarantine Station

Quarantine Station History 1950 - 1983 

Aboriginal
Heritage

History
Immigration

Buildings
in 1999

Carvings
on site

Residents
in the past

Natural
Environment
Conservation
Plan

Pre-1828

1828-1836

1837-1871

1872-1879

1880-1908

1909-1949

1950-1983

1984-1999

Aviation Phase

Air Travel was becoming increasingly popular by the middle of the 20th Century. People travelled quickly by air and there was no time for incubating diseases to show before the passengers disembarked and joined Australian society. Improved innoculation and treatment methods reduced the danger of infectious diseases.

1957 Repair or renovation work was carried out and unnecessary buildings were removed. Services were upgraded, the water supply was changed from a reservoir to the city mains, sewerage and drainage services were renewed. Paths and roadways were retarred. The Seamen's Isolation Hospital was acquired by the Australian Police College and some new one-storey buildings were constructed.

1972 The "Nikki Maru" was the last ship to be quarantined.

1974-75 Refugees from Cyclone Tracey in Darwin were housed in the Quarantine Station.

1975-76 Vietnamese orphans and illegal immigrants were given accommodation in the Station.

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Japanese flag carved in the rock
at the Quarantine Station
The carving says "Nikko Maru".
Photo : J.  Bennett

1977 The national High Security Quarantine Unit was established at the Queen's Memorial Infectious Diseases Hospital in Fairfield and the Manly Quarantine Station became redundant.

1983 The Community Employment Program carried out some renovation work under the jurisdiction of a Quarantine Station Restoration Trust.

References:
Quarantine Station : Sydney Harbour National Park CONSERVATION PLAN,
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 1997 printing
43 Bridge St, Hurstville, NSW 2220, Australia

Quarantine Station : Sydney Harbour National Park Open Day booklet 1999
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Visitors Services Unit, Scenic Drive, Manly, NSW 2220, Australia

Pre-1828

1828-1836

1837-1871

1872-1879

1880-1908

1909-1949

1950-1983

1984-1999

This page was created 2nd June, 1999, by Judith Bennett,  Friends of Quarantine Station,
and was last modified 20th January, 2007.