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Pandemic in Parramatta: Historical reflections

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Join us for an online exhibition reflecting upon the City of Parramatta’s responses to two pandemics, one hundred years apart.

By exploring archival Council correspondence files relating to the pneumonic influenza, or "Spanish 'Flu", pandemic of 1919 we are able to discover and reflect upon the historic civic responses to issues affecting us today including public hygiene, quarantine, contact tracing, closure of public spaces, and government relief.

This exhibition also provides access to more detailed information relating to Parramatta's experiences during the 1919 Pneumonic Influenza Pandemic.

Image: NSW State Archives and Records