Friends of Bruny Is Quarantine Station

A new book on the history of the Bruny Island Quarantine Station has been released by local Author Kathy Duncombe.

Kathy Duncombe

Kathy Duncombe

This book documents the history of the Quarantine Station site at Barnes Bay. Beginning with the early Aboriginal occupation; European settlement in 1856; establishment of a State maritime quarantine station in 1884; acquisition by the Commonwealth Government in the early days of Federation; internment of German nationals in 1914; quarantine of soldiers during the Influenza Pandemic 1919; and Plant Quarantine from 1955 to 1986; and ends with the Proclamation of the area as a State Reserve in 2003.

Approximately 140 A4 pages, it is comprehensively indexed, contains data on a number of Bruny families, plus over 100 photos, maps and plans, never published before.

$30 each (plus postage and handling)
$5 from each book sold will be donated to the Friends of Bruny Is. Quarantine Station.

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