In History this term students have been studying the Medieval times. As part of this unit we have been looking at the Black Plague and how medicine has changed through the ages. To further our study we undertook a trip to the Quarantine Station in Manly. The Quarantine Station was where immigrants were processed and kept in quarantine when they first arrived in Australia through the 19th and 20th century. These immigrants often had smallpox, leprosy and sometimes even the Black Plague. Students had the opportunity to see firsthand the historical methods used to treat disease and the plight of early Australians.