Manly Quarantine Station
Aboriginal
Heritage

History
Immigration

Buildings
in 1999

Carvings
on site

Residents
in the past

Natural
Environment
Conservation
Plan

Manly Quarantine Station in Sydney, Australia, is a place of national, international, historical and social significance. Many immigrants to Australia spent their first few weeks here either recovering from illness or waiting to make sure they had not contracted an illness. Those who have stayed here are representative of the various stages of immigration to this country.

The combination of Aboriginal sites, medical and immigration history, maritime history, undisturbed bushland, endangered Bandicoots, Stringybark and Fairy Penguins make this a place of importance to a great many people both in Australia and in other parts of the world.

Manly Quarantine Station is part of Sydney Harbour National Park and is administered by the National Parks and Wildlife Service of New South Wales who operate guided tours and a resource centre for educational purposes.

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The ships tied up at this wharf.
Passengers' luggage was stored in the buildings on the right. Carriages carrying luggage ran along the
railway line to the luggage store and also to the steam cleaning centre on the left of the photo.
Seriously ill people were taken straight to the hospital at the top of the hill behind the luggage store.
Healthy people were housed on the station for the length of the incubation time for the illness that was on their ship.
Photo taken during the June 1999 Open Day
by P.Bennett
Aboriginal
Heritage

History
Immigration

Buildings
in 1999

Carvings
on site

Residents
in the past

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