Police encampment at Hungerford during influenza epidemic, ca 24 January 1919; c...
Police encampment at Hungerford during influenza epidemic, ca 24 January 1919About this object
Police encampment at Hungerford in 1919 to stop people entering Queensland from New South Wales due to the great influenza epidemic. The image depicts the arrival of the wagon bringing provisions to the camp from Cunnamulla. From left to right: Constable William Framcis Stone from Rosewood, Thargomindah Black Tracker (standing), Constable McCreath from Wynnum, Senior Sergeant Gunn (standing) from Charleville, Constable Francis Scanlan (on wagon) from Hungerford, Constable Gilbey (with oars) from Cunnamulla, Mr George Davis (on wagon), S Davis (standing) [Father and son employed to take provisions], Constable Redmond from Morven.
Refer NP Article http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article80423639
Thanks Susan for brining this date error to our attention. Sometimes we just cannot get to every photograph to verify the dates associated with them. Regards
How can this be 1918. The Influenza pandemic largely affected Australia in 1919. The Queensland was closed to travellers from NSW on the 29th of January 1919. This article from the 3 February 1919 Northern Miner talks of the police blockade *being* established at Hungerford to close the border. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article80423639
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