Quarantine

Buildings and Tents, North Head Quarantine Station (1900)
Buildings and tents, North Head Quarantine Station, 1900 (NAA: C535, 5a)

Quarantine was a period of isolation (originally 40 days) imposed on ships and people on arrival at a port when they were liable to be, or suspected of, carrying an infectious or contagious disease. A period of quarantine could also be imposed on plants and animals.

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