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
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.