Local History Recovery Program – Point Nepean
Point Nepean National Park is rich in history. Collecting this history and making it accessible takes time and attention. Point Nepean Quarantine Station’s story has been digitised in a new project, so that this information can be shared with visitors and the wider community for years to come. This initiative aims to make historical records directly accessible to all, and to help us learn more about our history through presenting these stories in interactive media.
With funding from the Public Record Office Victoria this project is digitally capturing the significant records held by Parks Victoria and the Nepean Historical Society, and making these available via the internet.
Fascinating records covering registers of passengers, handbooks, letters, telegrams, journals, maps, plans, newspaper clippings, books and archival images have all been digitised as part of the project. Working with Public Records of Victoria, Nepean Historical Society and Friends of Nepean Quarantine Station volunteers, the People and Parks Foundation proudly supported this important project, further expanding the collections that help to communicate the indigenous, military and modern day history of the park.