Quarantined in Queensland

Join us for a topical look at the history of quarantine in Queensland.

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

27 October 2020

Tuesday 10.00am to 11:00am and 2.00pm to 3.00pm


National Archives of Australia
Queensland Office
16 Corporate Dr, Cannon Hill
QLD 4170



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.