The Sanatory Station at Point Nepean housed children from industrial schools and reformatory requiring to be quarantined.
Outbreaks of diseases like ophthalmia in institutions led to infected children being moved to Point Nepean, for example in April 1867, when over 100 children travelled on the steamer Pharos from Melbourne to Point Nepean. By mid 1867, 250 children were housed at the Sanatory Station.
The Department of Industrial and Reformatory Schools had abandoned the use of the Station at Point Nepean by 1868.
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27 July 2023
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