Remembering the last time the Victorian border was closed

As the Victorian and NSW border closes and masks are made mandatory due to Covid 19, a similar pandemic one hundred years ago that caused the same precautions.

Dr Peter Hobbins, historian at Artefact Heritage Services and the University of Sydney spoke to Alex on 2ser Breakfast about the 1919 outbreak of Influenza, or ‘Spanish flu’.

Image: Health workers during the ‘Spanish’ influenza pandemic. Riley St. Depot, Surry Hills NSW. Credit: NSW State Archives

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