For some migrants to Australia, the first experience of their new country was to be detained in a quarantine station.
Quarantine was a period of isolation imposed upon arriving ships and persons when they were suspected of carrying an infectious disease.
During the colonial period in Queensland, quarantine stations were established on Stradbroke Island and Peel Island. After the Quarantine Act of 1908, this function was passed to the Commonwealth, and Lytton Quarantine Station was established.
Join us for a conversation about how national archival records reflect this complex and fascinating history.
Bookings essential. Places limited to 25 ticketholders. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions morning tea will not be provided.
Please note, the Research Centre will not be open on this date.