Silvester Bros., 811 George-street
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Australia witnessed numerous plague outbreaks between 1900 and 1925. Sydney was first visited by the disease in January 1900 leading to the application of intrusive epidemic control measures (disinfection, quarantine, isolation). Especially affected by these were The Rocks and their wharves which were subjected to quarantine, resumption and demolition (with photographs in this collection capturing this process). The epidemic also led to ground-breaking research in the transmission pathway of the disease. Led by John Ashburton Thompson, this research contributed significantly to our understanding of the role of rats and their fleas in the transmission of the disease.
Plague, Australia, Sydney
Host Item: Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900, Vol. IV / under the supervision of Mr George McCredie, F.I.A., N.S.W.
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.29592
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