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Quarantine Station History 1872 - 1879

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

Class-defined Phase


In 1872 the "Hero" was quarantined. The authorities decided to divide the healthy accommodation into class segregated areas because the shipping companies paid for the accommodation. The standards of the accommodation thereafter reflected the fare paid - first class, second class and third class.

In 1873, there was another epidemic of smallpox. The female immigrant area was made into a hospital zone to supplement the hospital ship.

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First Class Accommodation seen from the water
Photo : J.Simpson 1999
In 1875 a new set of buildings for first class passengers was constructed. First class passengers received the best accommodation, food and service.

In 1877 four ships were quarantined at once because of smallpox which severely strained the resources of the station.

In 1879 The "Samuel Plimsoll" was quarantined.

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.