Friends of Woodman Point Recreation Camp

The primary purpose of Friends of Woodman Point Recreation Camp (Inc) is to manage the community use of a former quarantine station hospital building at Woodman Point Recreation Camp; to support groups that use the facility; and to assist the Department of Sport and Recreation and the Department of Environment and Conservation with interpretation and conservation tasks at other Park sites.

The Isolation Hospital's first use was to treat people with bubonic plague (1900-1905). From then until the 1970s, patients suffering from smallpox, Spanish 'flu, and other infectious diseases, or those arriving in Australia without valid certificates of immunisation, were held there, or at other buildings in the Woodman Point Quarantine Station complex.

Collections

Donations of moveable heritage objects with provenance to the quarantine station are currently being accepted by the Department of Sport and Recreation. Cataloguing of a small on site collection will commence soon.