The Spanish Flu and Its Impact in Australia

The so-called Spanish Flu hit Australia and the world in the dying days of WW1 and continued its devastation for two years. Many millions died world-wide and tens of thousands died in Australia. We look at the origins of the pandemic and trace its course, looking at attempts to deal with it, how it affected people and how it finally ended. Are there lessons for us today in the midst of the Covid pandemic?

DELIVERY MODE

  • Hybrid (F2F & Online simultaneously)

SUGGESTED READING

  • John M Barry, The Great Influenza
  • Ian W Shaw, Pandemic: The Spanish Flu in Australia 1918-1920

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The origins of the Flu
  • How it reached Australia
  • How it affected people and nations
  • Australia and the world’s methods for dealing with it
  • The end of the Flu and the after effects

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the nature of this global pandemic.
  2. Understand Australia’s response and its effectiveness.
  3. Learn about the course of the pandemic.
  4. Understand how and why the pandemic ended.
$81 Limited / $73

<p>The so-called Spanish Flu hit Australia and the world in the dying days of WW1 and continued its devastation for two years. Many millions died world-wide and tens of thousands died in Australia. We

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04 Mar
$81 Limited / $73

<p>The so-called Spanish Flu hit Australia and the world in the dying days of WW1 and continued its devastation for two years. Many millions died world-wide and tens of thousands died in Australia. We

...
04 Mar

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