Woodman Point was named after the purser Thomas Woodman who accompanied
Stirling in 1827 on the HMS Success.
Woodman Point quarantine station was constructed in the shadow of the
failed settlement at Clarence. (see also Clarence
An adventurous scheme to settle immigrants in the 1830s organised by
as a treatment destination for contagious patients. The quarantine station
opened in the 1880s and was used to isolate patients during the smallpox,
bubonic plaque and Spanish influenza outbreaks. In the latter part of
its history the buildings were used to quarantine and house Vietnamese
refugees before its closure in 1979.
DEATHS, BURIALS & CREMATIONS
AT WOODMAN POINT QUARANTINE STATION
researched by Gail Dodd, APHA, MICOMOS
as part of her Honours in History thesis entitled
'The Hidden Community: Woodman Point Quarantine Station' (2005)