17 Jul 1900 - Cleansing Sydney of Bubonic Plague

#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.


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