Asiatics’ latrine, North Head Quarantine Station

On my pre-dawn walk through the Quarters for Asiatics during my present stay at the North Head Quarantine Station, I was suddenly guided, as if my invisible hands, to walk down a glassy slope off the road and to a shaded area below some trees. There in front of my eyes was a perfectly straight line of the remaining brick foundation of a previously demolished structure. The position of the foundation corresponds quite well to that of the latrine (P32) for non-Europeans, mostly Chinese, quarantined in the dormitories in the Quarters for Asiatics (P14-16).

Prior to this morning’s discovery I had been looking for the remnants of the Asiatics’ latrine since last year.

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