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RAHS Excursion – Q Station: Quarantine Wander Tour

May 10 @ 11:30 - 12:30

$10 – $25

For over 150 years, the Quarantine Station was, for many, the beginning of a new life in Australia after making the arduous and lengthy journey from their homelands. Ships suspected of harbouring people infected with contagious diseases such as Spanish Influenza, Smallpox or Bubonic Plague were quarantined here so that these deadly diseases would not reach the general population in Sydney.

Experienced guides will fascinate with the stories behind the unique history of this amazing site, an enduring part of Sydney’s history. We will explore the heritage buildings of the wharf and hospital precincts to discover the processes that arriving migrants through the 19th and 20th centuries undertook on arrival at the quarantine station. The moveable heritage collection comprises thousands of artefacts unique to North Head Quarantine Station, many of which are displayed in the Visitor Centre’s historical exhibit.

Meet at the Visitor’s Centre at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour. Please be aware there are pebbled and dirt tracks and steep inclines, so wear comfortable walking shoes!


Getting there – https://www.qstation.com.au/getting-here.html


May 10
11:30 - 12:30
$10 – $25


Royal Australian Historical Society
(02) 9247 8001
View Organiser Website


Q Station
1 North Head Scenic Drive
Manly, NSW 2095 Australia

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