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Torrens Island Quarantine Station

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Port Adelaide Historical Society Museum

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Peterhead, SA 5016

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The History of the Torrens Island Quarantine Station presented by Andrew Winkler

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Andrew Winkler, Friends of Torren Island Quarantine Station Inaugural President will provide an insight in to the history of the Torrens Island Quarantine Station

The establishment of a quarantine station on Torrens Island was first proposed in 1850 with the passing of Ordinance No 3 in SA "to provide for the prevention of the spread of epidemic and contagious disease on the arrival of merchant vessels" (Register 1877:4b). The usual detention was for 14 days.

The location of Torrens Island at the mouth of Adelaide's Port River, but isolated from the main settlement, made it ideal for a quarantine station.

It could be reached only by launch or barge, and had to provide its own facilities (including power, water and sewerage). Sections 869 & 870 were reserved in 1854 and the station was in use by 1855.

Edmund John Eyre was gazetted to a position of responsibility in relation to the "prevention of the spread of epidemic and contagious disease".

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