Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Land Not Within a Council Area (Metro)
Polygon Type D - item has been digitised (generally because it doesn't exist in a DCDB parcel, eg. bridge
Details (Known As) Torrens Island Quarantine Station Complex, including Jetty, Cemetery & Mortuary
Registered Name Torrens Island Quarantine Station Complex, including Jetty, Cemetery & Mortuary
Significance Torrens Island has been the site of the continuous practice of animal quarantine in South Australia since the early 1850s. Animal quarantine was moved to the present site in 1909 from the south end of the island. The Station also represents South Australia's origins as a separate colony and records the development of medical practices in controlling infectious diseases as related to the relevant Parliamentary Acts for Quarantine in South Australia and the Commonwealth, which assumed responsibility after federation. The site of the first Quarantine Station, now occupied by a power station, was used as an internment camp during the First World War, but there are no obvious remains of those activities. The complex includes an 1870s prefabricated timber cottage, the only survivor of the original thirty, which is quite rare.
Subject Index Health - Quarantine Station; Transport (Water) - Jetty; Cemeteries and burial sites - Cemetery; Cemeteries and burial sites - Morgue/Mortuary
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 21-OCT-1993
LGA Unincorporated SA
State Heritage ID 13931
Heritage Number 17297
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 6086/609 D59977 A114,CT 6154/52 D90964 Q302,CT 5907/399 D59977 A112,CR 6167/708 D55734 A12,CT 6167/707 D55734 A12,CT 6088/870 D55734 A12,CT 5809/153 D50073 A2,CT 6211/942 D90964 A300,304,CT 6211/943 D90964 A301,CT 6211/938 D90964 A305,CT 6211/940 D55734 Q306,406,CT 6211/945 D55734 Q302,CT 6211/947 D55734 Q301,401,CT 6211/949 D55734 Q302,402,CT 6211/950 D55734 A304,CT 6212/771 D90964 Q302,306


While due care has been taken to ensure that the SA Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the SA Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage South Australia to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

In the majority of cases, the maps of State Heritage Places on this web site show the footprints of the most significant structures on a registered Place. However, sometimes they simply indicate the complete area of land comprising the Place. Work is proceeding to further refine the mapping of such places. It is also important to note that development control is not limited to the registered structures but extends to their setting and structures nearby (what is termed ‘development affecting’ a State Heritage Place). Hence it is vital that exact details of the listed place and implications for any proposed development be discussed with Heritage South Australia staff, as they cannot be deduced solely from the information on this web site. The inclusion of a place in the SA Heritage Register gives no right of public access. Permission to visit properties must be sought from the owners. The accuracy of the mapping of State Heritage Places is not guaranteed. Please contact Heritage SA ( https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/heritage/sa-heritage-register) if you believe there is an error.

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