Publications

Below are our team’s publications and conference presentations relating to the archaeology and history of quarantine.

Books
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  • Alison Bashford (editor). Medicine at the Border: Disease, Globalization and Security from 1850 to the Present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).
  • Alison Bashford. Imperial Hygiene: A Critical History of Colonialism, Nationalism and Public Health (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).
  • Alison Bashford and Carolyn Strange (editors). Isolation: Places and Practices of Exclusion (Routledge, 2003).
  • Alison Bashford and Claire Hooker (editors). Contagion: Historical and Cultural Studies (Routledge, 2001). New edition: Contagion: Epidemics, History and Culture from Smallpox to Anthrax (Pluto Press, 2003).
Book sections
  • Peter Hobbins, Annie Clarke and Ursula Frederick (2016), 'Stories from the sandstone' in From Quarantine to Q Station: Honouring the Past, Securing the Future (Crows Nest: Arbon Publishing), 82-107.
  • Ursula Frederick and Anne Clarke, “In Loving Memory: Inscriptions, Images and Imagination at the North Head Quarantine Station, Sydney, Australia”, in Ing-Marie Back Danielsson, Fredrik Fahlander and Ylva Sjöstrand (editors) Encountering Imagery: Materialities, Perceptions, Relations (Stockholm Studies in Archaeology, 2012), pp. 51–75.

Articles

  • Peter Hobbins (2016), ‘Stories From the Sandstone: Messages from Ships, Sailors and Travellers Caught in Quarantine’, Signals Quarterly, 114: 2–9.
  • Alison Bashford, Peter Hobbins, Anne Clarke and Ursula K Frederick (2016), ‘Geographies of Commemoration: Angel Island, San Francisco and North Head, Sydney’, Journal of Historical Geography, 52: 16–25.
  • Alison Bashford and Peter Hobbins (2015), ‘Rewriting Quarantine: Pacific History at Australia’s Edge’, Australian Historical Studies, 46: 392–409.
    Alison Bashford (2014), ‘Immigration Restriction: Rethinking Period and Place from Settler Colonies to Postcolonial Nations’, Journal of Global History, 9: 26–48.
  • Anne Clarke and Ursula Frederick (2012), '’Rebecca Will You Marry Me? Tim’: Inscriptions as Objects of Biography at the North Head Quarantine Station, Manly, New South Wales’, Archaeology in Oceania, 47: 84–90.
  • Anne Clarke, Ursula Frederick and Anna Williams (2010), “Wish You Were Here: Historic Inscriptions from the North Head Quarantine Station, Manly, NSW” Australasian Historical Archaeology, 28: 77–84.

Conference Presentations

  • Anne Clarke (2015), ‘Stories from the sandstone: inscriptions, texts and materiality at the North Head Quarantine Station, Manly’. Presented at Intersections: Time, Materiality and the Humanities. Australian Academy of the Humanities 46th Annual Symposium, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Peter Hobbins (2015), ‘Archive, assemblage or arena? Reading the rocks at Sydney’s Quarantine Station’. Poster presented at Intersections: Time, Materiality and the Humanities. Australian Academy of the Humanities 46th Annual Symposium, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Ursula Frederick (2015), ‘Written in stone: reframing graffiti at the North Head Quarantine Station, Sydney, Australia’. Presented at the European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting, University of Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Peter Hobbins (2015), ‘“I had no leisure time for hygiene”: “Asiatic” crews caught in quarantine’. Presented at Race, Mobility and Imperial Networks, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Peter Hobbins (2015), ‘An air of sickness: disease and the shaping of Australian airspace’. Presented at Foundational Histories: Australian Historical Association Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rebecca Anderson (2015), ‘Picturing disease: medical photography and smallpox diagnosis in Australia, c. 1880–1940’. Presented at Mission, Methods and Management: Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine 14th Biennial National Conference, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Peter Hobbins (2015), ‘Disease and the regulation of airspace’. Presented at Mission, Methods and Management: Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine 14th Biennial National Conference, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Pam Forbes and Greg Jackson (2015), ‘Recording inscriptions at the Quarantine Station: an application of polynomial texture mapping’. Presented at the Joint Conference of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology and the Australian Society for Historical Archaeology, National Wool Museum, Geelong, Australia.
  • Peta Longhurst (2014), ‘North Head Quarantine Station and the institutionalisation of infection’. Presented at Australian Archaeological Association and Australasian Society of Historical Archaeology Joint Conference, Cairns, Australia.
  • Peta Longhurst (2014), ‘Colonial quarantine: spatialisation and materialisation at North Head Quarantine Station’. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology 47th conference, Quebec City, Canada.
  • Alison Bashford (2014), ‘Rewriting quarantine: Pacific history at Australia’s Edge’. Presented at Writing the Pacific: Re-writing Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Alison Bashford (2014), ‘Quarantine and oceanic histories: reflections on the old world and the new’. Presented at Mediterranean Under Quarantine: 1st International conference of the Quarantine Studies Network, Mediterranean Institute University Of Malta, Valetta, Malta.
  • Peta Longhurst (2014), ‘Quarantine as practice and place: materialising sites of quarantine’. Presented at Mediterranean Under Quarantine: 1st International conference of the Quarantine Studies Network, Mediterranean Institute University Of Malta, Valetta, Malta.
  • Sarah Janson (2014), ‘Betwixt and between – negotiating war memorialisation at the North Head Quarantine Station Third Cemetery’. Presented at War Memorialisation and the Nation, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Peter Hobbins (2014), ‘Your name or message could be here: the ambiguous commemorations of coastal defence’. Presented at War Memorialisation and the Nation, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Anne Clarke and Ursula Frederick (2014), ‘“Born to be a Stoway”: Inscriptions, graffiti, and the rupture of space at the North Head Quarantine Station, Sydney’. Presented at Quarantine: History, Heritage, Place – Q Station, Sydney, Australia.
  • Peta Longhurst (2014), ‘Materialising contagion – an archaeology of quarantine’. Presented at Quarantine: History, Heritage, Place – Q Station, Sydney, Australia.
  • Peter Hobbins (2014), ‘What was the object of quarantine?’. Presented at Quarantine: History, Heritage, Place – Q Station, Sydney, Australia.
  • Peter Hobbins (2014), ‘Compulsory citizenship? Australian quarantine, vaccination and defence, 1876–1914’. Presented at Conflict in History: Australian Historical Association 33rd Annual Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Anne Clarke, Ursula Frederick, Peter Hobbins and Peta Longhurst (2013), Individual presentations on ‘Stories from the Sandstone: the archaeology and history of Quarantine' for Confined and Bound: Explorations in the history and archaeology of confinement, Monash Indigenous Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Anne Clarke and Ursula Frederick (2013), ‘Encounters with a new land: marking presence, place and passage at the North Head Quarantine Station, Sydney’. Presented at the 2nd International Contact Rock Art Symposium, Darwin, Australia.
Accepted for publication
  • Hobbins, Peter, ‘Union Jack or Yellow Jack? Smallpox, sailors, sovereignty and salus populi’, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (2017; accepted pending revisions).
  • Peter Hobbins, Annie Clarke and Ursula Frederick, 'Stories from the sandstone' in From Quarantine to Q Station: Honouring the Past, Securing the Future (Crows Nest: Arbon Publishing, 2016; in press).Peter Hobbins, Ursula K Frederick and Anne Clarke, Stories From the Sandstone: Quarantining People and Diseases on Australia's Edge (Crows Nest: Arbon Publishing, 2016; forthcoming).
  • Anne Clarke and Ursula K Frederick, ‘”Born to be a Stoway”: inscriptions, graffiti and the rupture of space at the North Head Quarantine Station, Sydney’, International Journal of Historical Archaeology (accepted September 2015).
  • Anne Clarke, Ursula Frederick and Peter Hobbins, ‘Sydney’s landscapes of quarantine’, in Alison Bashford (ed.), Quarantine: Local and Global Histories (Basingstoke: Palgrave, accepted April 2015).
  • Alison Bashford (ed.), Quarantine: Local and Global Histories(Basingstoke: Palgrave, forthcoming).