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Dictionary of Sydney: The stories of Quarantine Station

Historian Dr Peter Hobbins is one of the authors of Stories From The Sandstone: Quarantine Inscriptions from Australia’s Immigrant Part. It’s a brand new book about Sydney’s Quarantine Station on North Head at the entrance to Sydney Harbour. It was there that people coming off boats that had outbreaks of sickness were sent to keep the disease isolated. Through archaeological investigation Peter observed 1600 sandstone carvings, and did research into the stories of the quarantined people who made them.

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