24th August 2019

The late Dr Harry Windsor—who once lived in a house on Merthyr Road—recalls as a child accompanying his father on his medical rounds.

Pointed out to him were the red crosses on the front doors of some houses during the 1919 pandemic.

The Spanish Flu that year was the biggest killer in history and the deadliest disaster that Brisbane ever endured.

The speaker at the New Farm & Districts Historical Society meeting for August will be Matthew Wengert, an historical researcher and author of City in Masks: How Brisbane fought the Spanish Flu.

“Though the details are dramatic and sad, there’s also an inspirational dimension: the heroic work of the doctors and nurses as well as the efforts of the authorities to stop it spreading,” said Matthew.

Come to meet Matthew |  2-4pm |  Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre.

All most welcome!