Did you know there was an outbreak of plague, in Sydney, at The Rocks, in 1900? Our Register of Bubonic Plague Cases covers 1900 to 1908 and records all of the cases known to the authorities for the duration of the outbreak.

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Fully digitised

As part of the State Archives Collection, we hold a volume which may shock present Sydneysiders as it records the presence of Bubonic Plague or the Black Death in Sydney of the early 20th century. It is a volume filled with disease and death.

Sydney had an outbreak of the Bubonic Plague in the years 1900-1908.

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