Date(s) - 30/09/2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Guest Speaker: Matthew Wengert, “When Spanish Flu Came To Queensland”.
Bio: John Oxley Library Fellow, Historian & Author of ‘City in Masks’ and ‘Within/Without These Walls’.
This very topical presentation will cover an overview of the ‘Spanish Flu’ pandemic, its connections with WW1, Australia’s early preparations for the epidemic, and the return of the AIF veterans. He will also talk about Australia’s response including the closing of the Queensland border. We hope he will share his thoughts on the comparative and contrastive aspects of the ‘Spanish Flu’ and ‘COVID-19’ epidemics. There will be some time for questions.
Join the Share, Show, Tell & Chat Meeting every second Wednesday by Zoom 10.30-11.30 am.
The coordinator is Ralph Gray.
Each meetup has a new topic to get the discussion going.
Short presentations about research shared by members, ask a question to help break down a brick wall or just chat with your genie friends.
If you have any questions about joining this group then Contact Us with “Share, Show, Tell & Chat Meeting” in the subject and we will contact you. Or leave a message on the Caloundra Family History Facebook Page.
While COVID-19 restrictions continue this meeting is available online using Zoom. Most recent newsletters have instructions on Zoom. If you need help with Zoom contact Ralph or Fran. Contact details in the members-only area.