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Don’t like your five-star hotel? Try quarantining 20th century style – Sydney Morning Herald

A very elaborate system awaited new arrivals when they landed on our shores.



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‘Welcome to North Head. We are sorry that your arrival in Sydney has been delayed by 40 days. Please place your suitcase on this trolley and it will be taken on the funicular track to be steam de-sanitised through the autoclave. After medical examination by our doctor you will be required to proceed to the shower complex.”
Such was the welcome for passengers disembarking at the Manly Quarantine Station in the 1920s. There was a surprise at t…

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