Photographer's Note

I enjoyed a visit to Sydney's old Quarantine Station recently with a group from our local camera club. The quarantine station operated at North Head near Manly for about 150 years until it closed in 1984.
If there was anyone on an arriving ship with a contagious disease everybody on board was detained at the station for at least 40 days. Many of the sick died in the station's hospital.
A lot of the old features and most of the buildings remain. My little Fuji X10, that I use for a lot of indoor photos, was working flat out. This photo shows the control wheel on the door of massive chambers for fumigating all baggage on each ship. When the wheel was turned each of those radiating spokes locked into place at the edges of the door for a secure seal.

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