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The Resource Stories from the sandstone : quarantine incriptions from Australia's immigrant past, Peter Hobbins, Ursula K Frederick, Anne Clarke

Stories from the sandstone : quarantine incriptions from Australia's immigrant past, Peter Hobbins, Ursula K Frederick, Anne Clarke

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Stories from the sandstone : quarantine incriptions from Australia's immigrant past
Title
Stories from the sandstone
Title remainder
quarantine incriptions from Australia's immigrant past
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hobbins, Ursula K Frederick, Anne Clarke
Title variation
Stories from the sandstone
Title variation remainder
quarantine incriptions from Australias immigrant past
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Language
eng
Summary
Sailing to Australia in 1835, 16-year-old John Dawson watched in alarm as three of his sisters developed smallpox. Although all survived this dreaded disease, their faces bore tell-tale scars for the rest of their lives. Yet John left an even more enduring memento of his family's perilous voyage in the soft sandstone of North Head, at the entrance to Sydney Harbour. Carving a lengthy message proclaiming that the Dawsons had landed here to perform quarantine, John began a tradition that continued until Sydney's Quarantine Station finally closed in 1984. During its 150 years of operation, nearly 16,000 people were held in isolation on this headland. Interned for days, weeks or even months, many followed John's example, leaving an extraordinary gallery of more than 1600 carved and painted sandstone inscriptions. Combining intensive archaeological investigation and historical research, this book illuminates Australia's past through the portal of these intriguing and often evocative inscriptions, as well as North Head's numerous headstones. Drawing upon historical records, diaries and other writings, the book highlights the dramatic personal and social effects of diseases that once terrified the community. This book conveys the compelling personal stories of lives lived not just in despair, but also in hope for the future. The result is a captivating and intensely felt picture of the making of our society
Award
NSW Premier's History Awards, Community and Regional History Prize, 2017
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10600368
Cataloging source
ANL
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1969-
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Hobbins, Peter
Dewey number
994.41
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1970-
  • 1959-
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  • Frederick, Ursula
  • Clarke, Anne
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True
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  • North Head Quarantine Station
  • Inscriptions
  • Sandstone
  • Epitaphs
  • Communicable diseases
  • Immigrants
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
quarantine incriptions from Australia's immigrant past
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Stories from the sandstone : quarantine incriptions from Australia's immigrant past, Peter Hobbins, Ursula K Frederick, Anne Clarke
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 290-295) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: 'Fearful of contagion': Sydney's etched landscape of quarantine -- 1: 'Landed here to perform quarantine': beginning a tradition -- 2: '341 emigrants from Southampton': mass transport, morals and measles in the age of sail -- 3: 'gentleman scoundrel': building and breaking communities in Quarantine --4: '1881': smallpox, epidemics and the shifting social contract -- 5: 'Quis separabit': class, comradeship and the new commonwealth of Australia -- 6: 'Smallpox Hill': Asian presences in and out of quarantine -- 7: 'By the sad and mournful sea': bubonic plague and the reconstruction of Sydney -- 8: 'Suomi': sailing into Australia's multicultural and military past -- 9: 'Sister hargreaves': RMS Niagara, world war and global disease -- 10: 'So say we all': disease and the interruption of leisure -- 11: 'Speedbird'; aviation and the transformation of disease mobility -- 12: 'Born to be a stoway': immigration detention and a new graffiti tradition
Control code
000057931451
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780994310767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles, maps, plans, photographs ; 24 cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)953921124
Label
Stories from the sandstone : quarantine incriptions from Australia's immigrant past, Peter Hobbins, Ursula K Frederick, Anne Clarke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 290-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: 'Fearful of contagion': Sydney's etched landscape of quarantine -- 1: 'Landed here to perform quarantine': beginning a tradition -- 2: '341 emigrants from Southampton': mass transport, morals and measles in the age of sail -- 3: 'gentleman scoundrel': building and breaking communities in Quarantine --4: '1881': smallpox, epidemics and the shifting social contract -- 5: 'Quis separabit': class, comradeship and the new commonwealth of Australia -- 6: 'Smallpox Hill': Asian presences in and out of quarantine -- 7: 'By the sad and mournful sea': bubonic plague and the reconstruction of Sydney -- 8: 'Suomi': sailing into Australia's multicultural and military past -- 9: 'Sister hargreaves': RMS Niagara, world war and global disease -- 10: 'So say we all': disease and the interruption of leisure -- 11: 'Speedbird'; aviation and the transformation of disease mobility -- 12: 'Born to be a stoway': immigration detention and a new graffiti tradition
Control code
000057931451
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780994310767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles, maps, plans, photographs ; 24 cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)953921124

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