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Annual General Meeting  2001

Friends of Quarantine Station Inc are conducting their second AGM on Sept 23rd at 1:30p.m. at the
Manly Community Centre, 
upstairs at 12 Wentworth St, Manly

After the meeting, we will proceed to Manly Art Gallery for a forum on "Migration and Displacement".

Manly Art Gallery Arts Festival
- art with a Quarantine Station theme

Nathalie Hartog has created art work based on postcards received from former inhabitants of Manly Quarantine Station or their relatives.

Production of Brochure
Friends of Quarantine Station Inc have produced an informative brochure in full colour featuring photography of the Quarantine Station by Doug Sewell.
Working group for Precinct Plans

Friends of Quarantine Station Inc were involved in the working group that studied the detailed Conservation Management Plans for the 6 precincts within the Quarantine Station. The first meeting of this group was on October 31st, 2000.

Annual General Meeting  2000

The first Annual General Meeting of Friends of Quarantine Station Inc will take place on Sunday 19th November, 2pm, at the Conference Centre of the Quarantine Station. There will be a speaker at this event to talk about the Aboriginal heritage of North Head.

History Research Grant Application

Friends of Quarantine Station applied for a History Grant through the Centenary of Federation 20001 Committee. If we had been successful, we would have been helping to complete the cataloguing of all ships and people who were quarantined at the Station during its operation. But our application was refused.

Dinner with Peter Garrett

On Wednesday 31st May we held a fund-raising dinner party with Peter Garrett as speaker attended by 110 people who all seemed to have a fun night. It was inspiring to hear Peter Garrett speaking about  Environmental concerns and actions taking place both locally and internationally.
Launch of this Website
At 10:30am on the 16th December,  at Manly Library, there was  a launch of this website to which many people involved in its creation were invited.


A stall was held on 5th December near Manly Wharf from 9a.m. till 4pm on Ocean Outfall Day.



A stall was held on 31st October - in Manly Corso - from 10a.m. till 4pm - followed by the Short Black Film Festival till 8p.m.  

T-shirts featuring Friends of Quarantine Station have been printed with a very attractive red on cream design - they cost $15 each. 

So many petition forms have been filled with names of people who do not wish to see a headlease signed on the Quarantine Station that a new page of signatures has been tabled in parliament every day for the last few months. Petition forms are available from David Barr's Office in Sydney Road, Manly.


Regular newsletters are sent out to all members. Join FroQS now so that you will be sure to get your copy.

Information Kit

An information kit has been prepared and sent out to all members and interested people. Email us if you would like a copy.

Eye-witness Reports

Stories from people who have been quarantined at the Quarantine Station are being published on this website. We would encourage anyone who has a story from their own or a relative's life to contact us.

This page was created 7th October, 1999, by Judith Bennett, 
and was last modified 26th February, 2012