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Quarantine Station History 1984 - 1999

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

National Park Phase

In 1984 the Quarantine Station became part of the Sydney Harbour National Park under the management of the National Parks and Wildlife Service who set up a guided tour and interpretation service for visitors. The buildings have been used for conferences, weddings, film-making and tours and a licenced private horticulturalist. It is a magnificent location and has a fascinating history - it is no wonder that the tours continue to be very popular with school groups as well as the general public.

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Main Entrance to the National Park
Photo : J.Simpson

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An oral history program was set up to record the recollections of former quarantine station internees and workers. Uncontrolled public access has not been permitted due to the condition of the buildings and roads and the need for security.

Jean Foley, a noted historian, voluntarily worked for 3 years gathering information about the history of the Quarantine Station and published her findings in a book entitled "In Quarantine" published by Simon and Shuster.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service used a new Community Employment Program during 1985 and 1986 to perform conservation works on buildings, grounds and siteworks. Conservation plans were prepared for elements of the place including historical records, rock engravings and various artifacts.

In 1988, the National Parks and Wildlife Service began a process of calling tenders for the leasing, conservation and operation of most of the Quarantine Station Buildings, as a public tourism destination but a suitable lessee was not found in this process.

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.