QSwharfth.jpg (4017 bytes)Manly Quarantine Station

Tom Uren

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
Tom Uren's story

I joined the Royal Australian Artillery in 1939 and was stationed at North Head. From every unit they formed the Second/First Heavy Battery of the AIF. They were drawn from all states of Australia.

In May, 1941, we were transferred to the Quarantine Station for three weeks before being transshipped by train from Alexandria Goods Yard through Broken Hill, down to South Australia and then on to Darwin. We were to be stationed in Kupang in West Timor.


Tom Uren in February, 2001
Lasting impressions

Tom says "I often go over and look at the buildings on the Quarantine Station site in Manly. I believe that when we stayed there, the buildings had no linings on the inside. The verandahs were just as they are now. The buildings had not been used for quite some time before we stayed there. It leaves a lasting impression on you to have stayed in such a place."


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 14th December, 1999  by Judith Bennett,  Friends of Quarantine Station,
and was last modified 20th January, 2007.