Influenza Pandemic 1919
Portland Victoria
The influenza epidemic, known as the "Spanish Flu" of 1918-19 caused nearly 12,000 deaths in Australia and caused many disruptions to community life. It was probably brought to Australia by soldiers returning from World War One, and first appeared in Melbourne in January 1919. The following extracts list a few of the flu reports in south-western Victoria.

Extracts from the ‘Portland Guardian’ and ‘Portland Observer’

by Anne Grant, History House, Portland

21/1/1919

29/1/1919

29/1/1919

2/2/1919 & 3/2/1919 (P2C7 & (P3C2)

3/2/1919 (P3C2)

5/2/1919 (P3C1)

7/2/1919

10/2/1919

12/2/1919

14/2/1919

17/2/1919

19/2/1919

26/2/1919

11/4/1919

28/4/1919

30/4/1919

P2C3

2/5/1919

5/5/1919

9/5/1919

30/5/1919

2/6/1919

9/6/1919

5/5/1919

8/5/1919

12/5/1919

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