Pandemic: The Spanish Flu Pandemic in Australia 1918-1920, provides a new and pertinent social history, and gives a much-needed historical perspective on the Australian experience with COVID-19.
Between January 1919 and March 1920, two waves of Spanish flu swept across Australia, touching every settlement from the bottom of Tasmania to the tip of Cape York, Byron Bay in the east to Broome in the west.
At least 15,000 people died and many more were incapacitated. Medical and health specialists, by literally putting their lives on the line, saved countless more.
This book, by Ian W Shaw, tells the story of the Australian experience and of those who fought it and sometimes lost their lives to it.
Shaw is an acclaimed writer of narrative non-fiction. After a decade of school teaching and 25 years working as a security risk analyst for government agencies and large private companies, he became a full-time writer in 2012.
He has published eight works on Australian and military history.
Pandemic: The Spanish Flu Pandemic in Australia 1918-1920, RRP $34.99, available in all good bookstores and at www.booktopia.com.au
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