Spanish flu

On This Day

27 Jan 1919 - Influenza pandemic reached NSW

On 27 January 1919, the NSW Government announced the first confirmed case of pneumonic influenza, the 'Spanish Flu', in NSW

Pneumonic influenza (Spanish Flu), 1919

The pandemic threw the people and Government of the State into a community effort rivalled only by that of the recent war

View of cottage and other outbuilding.

Rouse Hill Estate and the Spanish flu of 1919: a year of contradictions

In 1919, Spanish flu gripped the world. In 2020, as we confront COVID-19, the media headlines and reports from the earlier pandemic are all too familiar.

Tents in bush setting.

When masks were compulsory

When thinking about the impact of COVID-19, it’s timely to reflect on an earlier pandemic that affected every aspect of life, including at our places