The spread of the Spanish Flu

Mapping the spread of the Spanish Flu in Footscray, Melbourne 1919.

Parramatta quarantine, NSW 1919. Source: State Archives and Records New South Wales.

The following maps are based on research data collected by Mary Sheehan on recorded outbreaks of the Spanish Flu in Footscray Melbourne, 1919. The data set contained approx 2,500 observations of patient details and addresses (historical place names). The following maps experiment with different background tiles and displays.

Further details about Mary’s research can be found at Were these the good old days? Mary Sheehan, 2020.

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