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Leaving their mark in stone

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At the old NSW Quarantine Station on North Head in Sydney, there are fascinating carvings in the sandstone near the wharf. For 140 years the Quarantine Station was the facility used to receive newly arrived immigrants, just as Ellis Island was in New York Harbour.
 
People quarantined had plenty of time on their hands. Some used it to make a record of their stay. The carvings make a fascinating and very personal almost intimate portrait of someone's record of their experience setting foot upon Australian soil for the first time.

 
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