Bruny Quarantine Station Treasures
Hobnailed Boots at the Bruny Island Quarantine Station.
Winter caretakers, Sandra and Rob James (pictured), have been busy at the Bruny Island Quarantine Station on Killora Road. Sandra discovered three small sized hobnailed leather boot heels as she was energetically chipping weeds during the working bee on Tuesday September 1st. We wonder who wore the original child sized boots, and when? The boot heels will be added to the station’s collection of artifacts.
Other volunteers forged ahead with window restoration, display board installation, future works planning and artifact conservation. A new Interpretation Centre is being developed to help visitors learn about the rich fabric and history of the station.
Our next 10 a.m. to 3p.m. working bees are planned for Tuesday October 6th and Tuesday November 3rd. Please contact Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station President, Kathy on 62606287 if you would like to join in.
Rob and Sandra examining the boot heels. Rob and Sanda generously travelled from Victoria to care take at the station this winter.