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Fire fighter at the Woodman Point Open Day 2018

The former quarantine station opened its doors to the community in commemoration of the sites historical centenary with some from as far as the east coast commemorating relatives who were on board the HMAT Boonah 100 years ago.

While the wind may have kept some away, others embraced the weather aiding them in their pursuits on and off the ground.

A flying fox, rock climbing, archery, reptile appreciation, bubble soccer and sailing were just some of the free family friendly activities available at the camp.

The fire, ambulance and sea rescue crews were a hit with kids as they put on their firefighter hats and used the fire hoses and explored the various vehicles on display.

Visitors could download the Natureplay WA app and were some of the first to experience the new heritage trail, offering an interactive self-guided tour of the camp. Griffin Longley, Chief Executive Officer of Nature Play WA dropped by to answer questions.

The Friends of Woodman Point Recreation Camp facilitated guided tours of the Isolation Hospital and site for visitors to learn of their ancestors' fate.

Relatives of the fallen nurses and soldiers unveiled a plaque acknowledging the centenary and laid wreaths followed by a moving last post and one minute's silence.

The official ceremony involved an address from the department's Executive Director Sport and Recreation, Nick Sloan, President of the Friends of Woodman Point Recreation Camp, Jenni Carder and author of Western Sentinel and The Boonah Tragedy books Ian Darroch.

View the full gallery of photos on the Woodman Point Recreation Camp Facebook page.


Page reviewed 27 February 2023