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Knitters wanted for yarn bombing at Quarantine Station

Published in The Manly Daily Wednesday 27th August, 2014

The annual community day at the former quarantine station at North Head will be marked by yarn-bombing of the station’s wharf precinct. And local knitters are being asked to join in the event, which will take place on Sunday, September 21.

Yarn bombing is graffiti or street art using colourful displays of knitting or crochet instead if paint or chalk. This year Q Station Manly will focus on the centenary of the outbreak of World War I and its impact on Manly and the station.

Q Station curator and collections manager Rebecca Anderson said staff are keen to highlight the way knitting and weaving was used as an occupational therapy for returned soldiers. She asked that members of the community who are keen to get involved in the project knit squares of 15cm x 15cm.

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The Manly Daily Knitters Wanted For Yarn Bombing Family Fun Day at Q Station ManlyPhoto: Virginia Young

ABC TV's 7.30 - Stories set in stone reveal gems from the past

A picturesque spot in Sydney is home to some stories literally set in stone and they are delighting archaeologists, historians and tourists alike with what they reveal.

As reported on ABC TV's 7.30 by Tracy Bowden.

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Families are Officially Quarantined

Since 1837 when the Lady Macnaghten docked as the first officially quarantined vessel at the QStation (formerly Quarantine Station), families have been a major part of the QStation’s history. In those days they were not exactly willing guests, given that illness and death aboard their ships was the cause for their extended stay at Q station. These days it’s a different story and on September 22 the gates of Q Station will be open to all, offering a chance to experience a little of those early days as well as enjoy a full day’s entertainment.

Read More pdf 130910 Families are Officially Quarantined (PDF) 


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27/09/2013: Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park - Manly wins a Green Globe Award -

Q Station Manly wins Green Globe Heritage Sustainability Awards -

Q Station beats Opera House for heritage sustainability award - The Daily Telegraph

Q Station and Warringah Council in finals for NSW Green Globe Awards - The Daily Telegraph

06/09/2013: Couples strive to make it personal - Something old, something new. Ceremonies now highlight what's individual, writes Belinda Parkes - The Sydney Morning Herald

28/08/2013: Heidi and Adam’s Sydney Q Station Wedding Film -
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