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  • Writer's pictureChristina Birch

Quarantine Station

Updated: Apr 4, 2019

I visited this Godforsaken place a couple of years ago. Once a very busy place where hopefull #immigrants arrived and sat their first steps on Australian ground.

To control and prevent the spread of these diseases #Point Nepean was opened in 1852 as a maritime quarantine reserve. Ships carrying passengers with infectious diseases were required to land all cases there along with those at risk of contracting the disease. Passengers' luggage was taken ashore to be fumigated with formaldehyde gas and passengers were required to take baths using antiseptic soap.

Now its all abandoned and nature invades the houses with plants and animals are dying inside.

dead bird at quarantine station

abandoned house at quarantine station

dead bees in window

plants invading abandoned quarantine station


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