This blog chronicles its author’s hermeneutic notes and reflections on quarantine stations in Australia and overseas, with special emphasis on the North Head Quarantine Station in Sydney.
Dr John Wu is an Australian Hermeneutiker who affirms his cultural, genetic and spiritual hybridity. He earned his PhD in comparative philosophy and religion from the University of Sydney in December 2007. After surviving a long period of near-fatal illness, John is currently working in the fields of hermeneutics and phenomenology and in the history of public health as an honorary associate at the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery of the same university. In his youth John was a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholar who studied at the University of Bonn. Gelbe Hermeneutik is John’s intellectual property; the views expressed therein are his own. The colour yellow is a tribute to the colour of the quarantine flag of old. At the North Head Quarantine Station the yellow flag was raised on the mast at Cannae Point, which is sacred to the Aboriginal people, upon the arrival of a ship of quarantinable passengers and crew. John’s posts can be cited as follows in the APA 6th style: Wu, J. (Year, month, day). (Title) [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://yellow-hermeneutics.org.