#OnThisDay 17 July 1900 the cleansing operations in Sydney to wipe the city of the Bubonic Plague finished. The cleansing of the city also included the demolition of 'slum' buildings. The plague, which hit the city in January 1900, killed 103 people within eight months.
- Digital Gallery: Purging Pestilence - Plague!
- Browse the digitised Register of Cases of Bubonic Plague 1900-1908
- it records the names of those suffering from the plague and whether they died or recovered from this fearful disease. By recording all cases of plague, infected areas could be cleansed, contact with the disease isolated, actual cases hospitalised, and systematic inoculation of people living in the infected area undertaken.
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