“Born to be a Stoway”: Inscriptions, Graffiti, and the Rupture of Space at the North Head Quarantine Station, Sydney

Anne Clarke, Ursula K. Frederick

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Abstract

Quarantine was used by British colonial authorities and later by Australian governments to manage and control the introduction of infectious diseases. Facilities at North Head, Manly, New South Wales, were initially built as a specialist institution but as the need for mass quarantine declined over time, the site was used for other forms of social regulation and welfare. This paper explores an enduring tradition of memorialization, commemoration, and in some instances, resistance to the conditions of isolation and confinement found in the mark-making practices of people held at the Quarantine Station from the 1830s to the 1970s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-535
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Historical Archaeology
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes

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