Join a Wharf Wander of Sydney’s Quarantine Station to explore the heritage buildings and discover the stories of migrants through the 19th and 20th centuries. The Wharf Precinct is the most significant place to understand the arrival and daily operations of residents at the Quarantine Station.
For over 150 years the Quarantine Station was for many, the beginning of a new life in Australia after making the arduous & lengthy journey from their homelands. Ships suspected of harbouring people infected with contagious disease such as Spanish Influenza, Smallpox or Bubonic Plague were quarantined here so that these deadly diseases would not reach the general population in Sydney.
Ultimately a success story for the growing Sydney population, it did however leave an indelible mark on those that were quarantined; tales of love and loss play out alongside themes of cultural and social change, medical history and progress.
This event is part of a larger programme of activities at the Quarantine Station on Sunday 24th November. See the full agenda here.