Quarantined! tells the story of one of the first shiploads of family migrants to arrive in Australia.
When the Lady Macnaghten set sail from Cork Harbour, it contained over 400 emigrants
from Ireland, and a sprinkling from England and Scotland, but when it limped
into Sydney Harbour in February 1837, disease was raging on board and the
immigrants and crew were dying from typhoid.
The ship was quarantined at Spring Cove at North Head. This was one of the first
uses of Spring Cove as a quarantine station and one of the most deadly.
The survivors were a resilient lot, they and their descendants have made enormous
contributions to the establishment of the Australia we know today. This is the
story of these brave people who chose to leave Britain and pre-Famine Ireland in
search of a new beginning in a new country.
Authors Perry McIntyre and Liz Rushen describe the processes involved in early
migration schemes and the lives of the many families who emigrated from Britain
and Ireland on this fateful voyage.
1. Introduction: On the cusp of two systems
2. The Voyage: 'May God in his Mercy ...'
3. Arrival: to better our condition
4. The Passengers: a boon rather than a burden
5. The "Lady Macnaghten" Immigrants
Appendix 1. The "Lady Macnaghten" Immigrants
Appendix 2. List of officers and crew of the "Lady Macnaghten"
Appendix 3. Deaths during voyage and quarantine
Appendix 4. Single bounty women by the "Lady Macnaghten"
Appendix 5. Some medical conditions suffered by the emigrants