QSwharfth.jpg (4017 bytes)Manly Quarantine Station

Patricia Tardif

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

Patricia Tardif's story
 

I lived on the Quarantine Station from early 1945 until 1956. My father, Frank MacMahon was the Storeman.

"The Overlanders"

It does not appear to be widely known that a small section of the film by Ealing Studios of the Australian classic "The Overlanders" starring Chips Rafferty and Helen Grieve, was filmed around the Spring Cove area of the Quarantine Station. 

The large buildings on the jetty were painted "Wyndham Meatworks" and the residents of the Quarantine Station were invited to be "extras". We were depicted as Wyndham residents being evacuated by ship because of the threat of a Japanese invasion. 

The extras were given free tickets when the film was released in Australia, but my mother, Lila MacMahon, and I were the only ones to appear (briefly). 


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 20th February, 2000  by Judith Bennett,  Friends of Quarantine Station,
and was last modified 20th January, 2007.