QSwharfth.jpg (4017 bytes)Manly Quarantine Station

Kathleen Summers

Aboriginal
Heritage

History
Immigration

Buildings
in 1999

Carvings
on site

Residents
in the past

Natural
Environment
Conservation
Plan
Before 1900

1900 - 1920

1920 - 1950

1950 - 1984

Ghosts

Kathleen Summers arriving in Sydney

Kathleen remembers that when she was only 3 in 1913 she travelled with her mother by ship back to Sydney to rejoin her father. On the way, some of the people on the ship took sick.

The ship was quarantined at Manly. Kathleen vividly remembers having to have a bath that smelled strongly of disinfectant. It was frightening to have to take off all her clothes and get into this strong smelling bath.

It was lucky that she travelled in 1913 however because the next year the war broke out and they would not have been able to travel for many years after that.

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Kathleen Linton (née Summers)
still living in Manly in 1999
Story and picture by her daughter,
Diane Cunningham.

Click to see past residents at Manly Quarantine Station who are grouped as follows:-

Before 1900

1900 - 1920

1920 - 1950

1950 - 1984

Ghosts
This page was created 7th October,1999  by Judith Bennett,  Friends of Quarantine Station,
and was last modified 20th January, 2007.