Bubonic plague in Sydney – in 1900

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Did you know we had ever had bubonic plague in Australia? This is the story with pictures of how Sydney was cured of the plague in 1900. There are others pictures besides the one above. The text:

“When bubonic plague struck Sydney in 1900, George McCredie was appointed by the Government to take charge of all quarantine activities in the Sydney area, beginning work on March 23, 1900. At the time of his appointment, McCredie was an architect and consulting engineer with offices in the Mutual Life of New York Building in Martin Place. McCredie’s appointment was much criticised in Parliament, though it was agreed later that his work was successful.”

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