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Brighton Cemetery tour – the Spanish flu
March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brighton Cemetorians Cemetery tour – Spanish flu.
‘The first wave of the pandemic hit Melbourne in January 1919 and proved to be the most virulent, the number of infected reaching their greatest height in the second week of February. The pandemic was the most devastating epidemic in recorded history. Worldwide it is thought to have killed an estimated 50 million people, although some experts suggest the total might actually have been twice that number. More died during the pandemic than in the course of the entire First World War, some think possibly more that the First and Second World Wars combined. On this walk we will meet just a few of the many hundreds who died and were buried within the walls of the Brighton Cemetery”
The walk will begin near the Office, Brighton General Cemetery, corner North and Hawthorn Roads When: March 17, 2019 at 2.00pm. Bookings and more details: 03 9558 4248