If war, revolution and pestilence encouraged thoughts of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse raging through Europe, Australia’s isolation indicated that she was marked down for special achievements, that she again might be a privileged land; rather than opening ‘the fourth seal. Bev Blackwell, Western Isolation: The Perth Experience of the 1918–1919 Influenza Pandemic, Australian Homeland Security Research Centre, Canberra, 2007. . Those who responded with gratitude for small mercies included the Medical Journal which called for ‘Proportion’: the epidemic was not as deadly as it had been elsewhere and there were far greater problems at home. Maritime quarantine contained the spread of the virus until its virulence lessened, and restricted its eventual introduction into Australia to a single entry point. This was not easy. The Australian Quarantine Service monitored the spread of the pandemic and implemented maritime quarantine on 17 October 1918 after learning of outbreaks in New Zealand and South Africa. Other aspects of political life are discussed by B. Berzins, ‘Symbolic Legislation: Nationalists and Anti-Profiteering’ Politics, VI, 1 (May 1971), pp. .much evidence. The Commonwealth temporarily withdrew from the November agreement on 11 February 1919. In the United States, it was first identified in military personnel in … . While the battle raged on the waterfront a troopship entered Fremantle harbour. Pandemics, like the "1918 Spanish Flu" was deadly to some extent for over 10 years. There are three types of the virus: Influenza A, B and C, with Influenza A causing the most severe infections. I always did it for him. In this desire he was not alone. They were inoculation and the wearing of masks. In Sydney alone, 40% of residents caught it. In its May issue Lone Hand invoked the ‘characteristically Australian. History of First World War (Purnell, London, 1971) 7 (11), p.2975. that the present form of influenza is the product of a slow evolution of an influenza already established in Australia in July and August 1918′. 45 B. Hoare. Temperate and scholarly articles in responsible weeklies placed the Pandemic in line with the plagues of old, whilst advertisers were adamant that the impending scourge was ferocious and deadly. The prospect of Papuans going ‘down like corn before the reaper’ prompted stringent Commonwealth measures which were completely successful in keeping the Pandemic out of the Territory.41, To appreciate the fear induced by the Pandemic it is necessary to recognize how it was represented to the public in the press. They had to be lifted back into position frequently and the poultices and wrappings made them heavy and awkward to handle.35. Indeed, as the Spanish flu hit Australian shores in January – first via the servicemen returning home – it did not take long for state-versus-state loyalties to … CBH 442/1919; W.A. The pandemic lasted from the spring of 1918 to the summer of 1919. The Spanish Flu (which very well came from Kansas, but first reported by Spain), hit in the fall of 1918, a second surge occurred from January to April 1919 and a smaller spike in 1920. Lancaster, ‘The Mortality in Australia from Influenza and from Diseases of the Respiratory System’, MJA, 31 October 1953, p. 672. But for our suffering country’s sake The virus mutates rapidly and constantly, meaning the human population cannot build up an enduring immunity. Crossings were permitted only at Wallangara where those wishing to enter Queensland were required to pay from 7s 6d to 12s 6d a day for the pleasure of seven days detention, two injections and thrice daily ten-minute stints in an inhalation chamber. Townsville Daily Bulletin, 7 June, p.4 and 13 June 1919, p.4; Q.P.P.,I1, 1921, p. 559-561, MJA, 24 April 1920, p.400 and Q.S.A. H. 0. JHL Cumpston, Influenza and maritime quarantine in Australia, Trove, NSW Department of Public Health, Report on the influenza epidemic in New South Wales in 1919, Pandora. 481-6 and N.S. CSO 139/ 1919; S.A.S.A. 95-103. Ambulance services, previously voluntary and autonomous, were organized on a city-wide basis and substantially motorized. 29 N . Spanish flu returned in the early months of 1919, although this time, generally speaking, it was not as lethal as during the second wave. (Adelaide, SA), on a charge of inciting a mutiny to break out of the Semaphore quarantine station. 6-8; D. M. Whittaker, A Hospital in Wangaratta (published privately, Wangaratta, 1972), p.55; J. Templeton, Prince Henry’s (Robertson & Mullins, Melbourne, 1969). No one knew precisely what the disease was, or how to cure or prevent it. With genuine if unconscious insight into the behaviour patterns of its readers, the Sydney Morning Herald suggested that resistance to masks stemmed from a distaste for making oneself conspicuous and that this would fade away ‘[o]nce the pioneers have introduced the fashion’ whereupon wearing a mask would become as natural as wearing a hat’.24, But if masks were supposed to keep germs out, declared the Rhinologist at St Vincents, a simple cloth cover over mouth and/or nose was inadequate and he called for a full face mask with mica eye pieces. In Sydney alone, 40% of residents caught it. In addition there were a number of heart and chest patients whose deaths were hastened. has been written i... Australia's Defining Moments Digital Classroom. Australia’, Public Administration, XXIX, 3, September 1970, pp. Even so, Sydney experienced three waves of outbreaks, with many deaths and many more infections. Tasmania’s tourist trade had already been ruined and her primary industries disrupted by the diversion of shipping to keep Victoria supplied with coal. Tensions in the new Federation surfaced as the other states viewed Victoria’s delay in confirming the outbreak as a breach of the November agreement made with the Commonwealth. COL. 251/ 1919, inward correspondence, 6 May 1919; S.A.S.A. Late in November 1918 State Ministers of Health, their Directors-General and BMA Branch Presidents attended a conference in Melbourne with the Commonwealth Minister for Trade and Customs and his Director of Quarantine where a thirteen point plan of action was adopted. They were usually big solid men, they were very sick, and they slipped easily or sagged over to one side. Worral bitterly attacked Bowser’s decision because ‘The garb worn by the Nuns and Brothers, the ceremonies they observed, the customs they follow, were things that should not be introduced into a State hospital. In the realm of national consciousness Gallipoli had forged unity and identity through its projection of a character type. 32-7; West Australian, 5 May 1919, p.5. (9 February 1919, p.7); Western Argus, 4 February, p.9; 10 June, p.28; 11 March, p.11; 22 April, p.11; 15 July, p.12; 17 June 1919, p.28. Sunday Times (Perth) 9 lebruary 1/19, p.4. This self-diagnosis had taken eighteen months, during which time scores of registered practitioners outbid each other with claims for their own methods of treatment. V.&P., I, 1920, Report of Education Department, pp 37 & 50; Freemans Journal, 6 February 1919, p.20 and 20 February 1919, p.14; N.S. The most devastating pandemic took place in 1918–19. This included closing schools and places of entertainment and mandating the use of masks. Remarkably, the coronavirus of 2020 has arrived on Australian shores at almost exactly the same time of year the Spanish Flu hit in 1919. Cumpston, op. Heaven was to arrive—and lo, it was hell that came! When a referendum to abolish the Queensland Legislative Council was cancelled, the Government felt it would be unfair to reclaim the £200 which each member of parliament had received as campaign expenses. How long did the Spanish flu last? W. 5 Cumpston, op. 33 N . About a third of all Australians were infected and nearly 15,000 people were dead in under a year, yet little is known of … The April National Federation Interstate Conference and a meeting to relaunch the ‘Labor Daily’ were postponed, while Tasmanian delegates were unable to attend the ALP Commonwealth Conference in June. After nearly three months the Trans-Australian line re-opened but protests did not subside until the spread of influenza throughout the State made further quarantine pointless. 11-12. J. FL L. Cumpston, ‘The Nationalisation of Medicine’, MJA, 16 August 1919, pp. One week-end even outdoor religious services were prohibited causing the Freeman’s Journal to thunder against ‘The Pagans and the Plague’, and a Presbyterian lady who had never previously missed church to repeat ‘all the “comforting” passages she knew’ and to preach ‘a sermon to herself. We decided to try some Spanish Fly (Libido Enhancement) products. Order No. Throughout these State attempts at self-preservation, the Commonwealth endeavoured to reassert its authority but found it could do little more than threaten or cajole. .’ He was particularly concerned to calm the restiveness of the returned soldiers. 15 April 1919, p.12; 1919 ALP Special Conference Report, p.90: 1919 ALP Conference Report, pp. 1968 flu pandemic, ... Australia, Japan, and multiple countries in Africa, eastern Europe, and Central and South America were also affected. See also F. B. Rogers, ‘The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 in the Perspective of a Half Century’, American Journal of Public Health LVIII (December 1968), pp. The strike persisted until 1919 recording the highest ever number of mandays lost through industrial disputes in Australian history, thereby initiating a six-year battle between the Seamen’s Union and the Commonwealth Government.38, Violence erupted in Fremantle on Sunday 4 May 1919, when the Premier led a party of volunteer labourers in an attempt to unload the Dimboola which had been blacklisted because of an earlier move to work it before its period of quarantine was completed. Yet responses must be related to the perceived, as well as to the actual: in this case, their disparity at first heightened the sense of crisis, but later helped restore stability because the position never became as bad as anticipated.42, Individual responses to the menace of the Pandemic carried forward old concerns, but all acquired a new resilience through the general apprehension induced by war and its revolutionary aftermath. Today, as the world grinds to a … 1919: Influenza pandemic reaches Australia. Australia and other countries in the Southern Hemisphere just finished their easiest flu seasons on record, and the United States and other nations in … In fall of 1918 the United States experiences a severe shortages of professional nurses, because of the deployment of large numbers of nurses to military camps in the United States and abroad, and the failure to use trained African American nurses. 17. Indeed, the death rate was highest in New South Wales where compulsion was most extensive. The Spanish flu was the deadliest flu pandemic of the 20th century, but there have been others. 197-8; G. H. Knibbs, ‘The Influenza Epidemic of 1918-19’, Australasian Medical Congress, Transactions 1920, op. Closing American schools earlier and for a longer period of time blunted the impact of the Spanish Flu in 1918, according to researchers. The pandemic occurred in two waves, and in most places the second wave caused a greater number of deaths than the first wave. smiles in the face of pain’. These include a series of pandemics in the 1890s, 1957, 1968 and 2009. If the troops had come ashore and joined forces with the strikers against the representatives of law and order, it is less likely that the propertied classes in the East would have found it as easy to absorb the returning soldiers into the anti-Labor alliance.39, Despite this welter of control, prohibition, closure and proclamation, people persisted in dying. Flu cases continued to mount until finally, on October 3, schools, churches, theaters, and public gathering spaces were shut down. BUSINESS OF SPANISH FLY PRO DROPS. 89, 21 August 1919, pp. Victoria imposed no restrictions whatsoever. [Paper presented at 45th A.N.Z.A.A.S. "11048"(?) The outbreak did not originate in Spain, but early reports came from that country, where the Spanish … Present anguish was to be extinguished by a call to vanquish future calamities; every problem can be faced except the one at hand. About 40 per cent of the population fell ill and around 15,000 died as the virus spread through Australia. An estimated 15,000 Australians died from Spanish Flu Women at a Brisbane hospital wear protective face masks. 359-61; Michael Terry, Across Unknown Australia (Herbert Jenkins, London, 1925), p. 146 and A. J. Marshall, ‘Unknown Australia’, Australian Natural History, 15 June 1966, P. 171; Q. P. P., 1920, p.231 and cf. Ridicule was a most effective device because it depended upon a recognizable though immanent rationality. 11 February 1919, p.6. If we were white, it wasn’t fright, While influenza epidemics commonly occur each winter, there have been a number of pandemics (epidemics of worldwide proportion) in Australia’s history. No positive improvement in the control of disease resulted from the six months of dispute although both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition publicly acknowledged that the epidemic demonstrated the necessity for augmented Commonwealth powers. 42 MJA, editorial, 1 March 1919, p.175; cf. Those who were infected either passed away or had immunity. Earlier in 1919 the same parson had reflected on the war with equal rapture taking for his text ‘Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins’. No one knew precisely what the disease … The conference agreed to the federal government taking responsibility for proclaiming which states were infected along with organising maritime and land quarantine. Or was the Pandemic a continuation of God’s punishments, the fulfilment of Apocalyptic prophecy? One member of the House of Assembly published his telegram to the Premier urging the summoning of Parliament to petition the King to suspend the Constitution, and to pray for deliverance from Federal control. Spanish flu came in 2 waves. While the global pandemic lasted for two years, a significant number of deaths were packed into three especially cruel months in the fall of … 18 See Bulletin, 6 February 1919, p.44; Herald, 15 February 1919 p.6 and 10 February 1919, p.8. The Spanish flu pandemic emerged at the end of the First World War, killing more than 50 million people worldwide. See also John Reynolds, Launceston (Macmillan, Melbourne, 1969), pp. Lancaster, ‘Causes of Declines in Death Rates in Australia’, Medical Journal of Australia (hereafter MJA) 18 November 1967, p.938. 25 J. J. Woodburn, MJA, 8 February 1919, p. 123; Q.S.A. The Spanish flu did not reach Australia until 1919, partly because of strict maritime quarantine implemented by the government. If a ship arrived with an infected person everyone on board was immediately inoculated and forced to wear face masks for the period of their quarantine.4, By June 1919, Dr J. H. L. Cumpston, Director of Quarantine, was convinced that his service had provided Australia with ‘absolute immunity’ and that `There is. Cumpston based this view on the fact that four weeks elapsed `between the arrival of the last infected ship and the first shore case notified’. Regulations were again stiffened until on 2 April masks had to be worn in University classrooms and in factories with more than five workers unless they were engaged in hard physical labour; libraries, theatres and racecourses were once more closed and wide disappointment followed the prohibition of the Centennial Royal Easter Show.28, A persistent source of contentiousness was the Citizens Influenza Administrative Committee which ‘Right up to the time of the second outbreak. Influenza ward at Walter Reed Hospital during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918–1919 Burying flu victims, North River, Canada (1918) 1919 Tokyo, Japan Japanese poster in 1919 Demonstration at the Red Cross Emergency Ambulance Station in Washington, D.C., during the influenza pandemic of 1918 Cavalry memorial on the hill Lueg, memory of the Bernese cavalrymen victims of the 1918 flu … Observer, 1 March 1919, p.36 and Smiths Weekly, 22 March 1919, p.2. Influenza, or the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. The Quarantine power of the Commonwealth derived from the Constitution [Section 51 (ix) ] but until 1909 control remained with the States; in 1912 a separate Federal quarantine service under a Director responsible to the Minister for Trade and Customs was established. cit., pp. We dared inoculation. If national unity involved loyalty to the Commonwealth as an administrative machine, the Pandemic showed how little of it there was. Lancaster, ‘The Mortality in Australia from Influenza and from Diseases of the Respiratory System’, Abolish the penal powers: freedom’s fight of ’69, Unions and anti-Chinese agitation on the Victorian goldfields. 'Spanish flu', the pandemic that killed between 50-100 million people worldwide, made landfall in Australia by 1919. The attack could last ten days but a general debility was noticeable for several weeks. With the experts in disarray it was no wonder that people with limited resources to expend on medical purposes neglected doctors in favour of patent preparations, especially when the doctors rarely suggested anything better, or often anything substantially different. While not rejecting Lloyd Robson’s ‘theme’ that the Great War wrecked `Australian optimism and happiness’ this paper prefers to stress his second proposal that it created a ‘situation where negative thought and destructive criticism could flourish’. Melbourne’s socialites reputedly arranged `inoculation parties’ where the guests “got the needle” in turn to slow music’ and a prize was awarded ‘to the shapeliest arm’. our men laughed in the face of death on the Gallipoli peninsular’. S. W. What was the Spanish Flu, why was it so deadly - and are there any lessons for today’s world as countries try to stem the spread of Covid-19? ; Observer 1 February 1919, p.27. So too did the Spanish flu, which killed up to 50 million people around the world in 1918-19, just after the Great War. The pandemic occurred in three waves, though not simultaneously around the globe. J. [and] is a great danger in crowds, where pieces of red rag become impregnated with anti-billhughes gas inhalant, causing a violent irritation of the articulatory glands, which produces a sneezing effect, and makes the sufferer appear to be talking Russian.46. 28, pp. 3. 475-8; Truth (Brisbane), 4 May 1919, p.9; Smiths Weekly, 5 July 1919, p.1. A special cemetery on Salisbury Plain was expanded to accommodate the dead.17, Not all quack cures came from doctors or from the proprietors of patent medicines. The desert heart of Australia throbs to their passion intense; If only on grounds of personal comfort, the wearing of masks was a hotly contested issue in New South Wales where it was most strenuously enforced. About half the State Cabinet were scattered in Adelaide or Melbourne from where they sent telegrams to each other, and to Perth, demanding to be rescued. How long did the Spanish flu last? By taking direct action the diggers gave momentary substance to hopes and fears that Bolshevik influences might be at work in the AIF and that the returning soldiers carried with them the germs of something more potent than influenza. In such an environment it is not surprising that support for nationalization of medicine ranged from Punch and the President of the 1920 Medical Congress, through the Australian Natives’ Association and the Freeman’s Journal, and onto the Bulletin which asked ‘Should a Doctor be hanged now and then?’22, Two issues in particular were distinguished by the intense brawling they induced amongst clerisy and laity alike. Closing American schools earlier and for a longer period of time blunted the impact of the Spanish Flu in 1918, according to researchers. In a period of six months in 1919, probably more than 15,000 died from influenza and possibly as many as two million Australians were infected. An estimated 15,000 Australians died from Spanish Flu Women at a Brisbane hospital wear protective face masks. The first sign was a severe chill or shivering fit, followed by an acute headache and pains in the small of the back which spread throughout the body as a general muscular tiredness. To afford relief to persons whose places of employment had been closed by Government order, an Influenza Economic Relief Act provided the otherwise entertainment-starved citizens of NSW with an opportunity to see bookmakers and publicans queuing for food vouchers.29. In Australia, while the estimated death toll of 15,000 people was still high, it was less than a quarter of the country’s 62,000 death toll from the First World War. After the 1918 flu restrictions were lifted, though, children younger than 14 were still not permitted to go to the picture shows. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. 36 N.S. Initially a government nurse was placed in charge but on 14 February the Minister accepted, via Archbishop Mannix, the voluntary services of religious Orders. After a few tries, we found one that worked for us. In his Lenten Pastoral the Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane remarked that, The twentieth century, that was to bring the millenium, has brought the most cruel war and the greatest social and industrial upheavals in history. The Victorian Government forbade more than twenty people to be in one room, but when the Seamen’s Union complained that the owners of the Loongana expected twenty-four seamen to sleep in one room a Board of Health Inspector said that this was acceptable. The 1918 flu pandemic virus kills an estimated 195,000 Americans during October alone. The flu did not originate in Spain, but Spain was the first country to report deaths from it, leading to the assumption that it must have started there. 42-52; B. Denholm, ‘Some Aspects of the Transition Period from War to Peace 1918-1921’ Australian Quarterly XVI, 1 (March 1944), pp. One pamphleteer observed that the historical synchronization between ‘Epidemics of disease and epidemics of crime and social disorders’ was being repeated as `the mysterious physical poison of influenza’ emerged simultaneously with ‘a vast deluge of moral and mental poison, under the name of Bolshevism’.45. But even if Yates was technically guilty and his trial not at all politically motivated, his conviction to sixty days detention effectively destroyed his propaganda value for the Labor Party and instead added to its reputation for disloyalty. About 15,000 people died in Australia, at a … Australia was able to prepare for the Spanish flu with an alert from South Africa in October 1918. How long did the Spanish flu last? Outbreaks in Britain were marked by three peaks of intensity between July 1918 and February 1919 during which Australian troops in Britain suffered approximately a 10 per cent infection rate; 209 cases were fatal.2 Returning troop ships were often badly hit. 41 MJA, 3 May 1919, pp. P. Horne Macdonald, Influenza and Air Borne Diseases (Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland, 1918). 81-102; R. Hyslop, ‘Mutiny on H.M,A.S. Pneumonic influenza, or the Spanish flu, infected around 40 per cent of the population when it spread to Australia from the WWI battlefields of Western Europe in 1919. The Director of Quarantine defended masks because they reassured ‘nervous persons’ and provided a ‘tangible. Similar associative structures made influenza a useful metaphor in anti-German rhetoric. If these tasks exhausted trained nurses their effect upon women in private homes was indeed grim, especially in those poorer districts where houses could be without baths, coppers or washing tubs. . By delaying family reunions and cancelling some victory parades quarantine provided a foretaste of that sense of rejection around which digger divisiveness was to fester. 55-79. While flu is more active in the winter—and, as Markel points out, the 1918 flu died out in a way “we would expect now” of seasonal flu—COVID-19 was active in … The 1918 flu pandemic has been a regular subject of speculation over the last century. Secondly, the medical professions’ responses will be considered. 27 Sir William Leishman, ‘The Results of Protective Inoculation Against Influenza in the Army at Home, 1918-19’ Lancet, 14 February 1920, pp. This would be strong evidence indeed if he did not elsewhere have cause to complain of medical officers on troop ships falsifying their records to avoid protracted quarantine.5, Once the disease was established in the resident population there were several instances of troops breaking quarantine. The first official case of Spanish flu was recorded in Kansas on March 11, 1918 and the virus quickly spread across the world. Punch, 9 January 1919, p.41; W. F. Taylor, ‘Presidential Address’ Australasian Medical Congress Transactions (Brisbane: Government Printer, 1921), p.27; Punch, 27 March 1919, p.483; Freemans Journal, 6 February 1919, p.23; Bulletin, 3 April 1919. p.6. The 1920 Offi cial Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia put forward a fi gure … Consideration must also be given to the fact that mortality from influenza did not return to its pre-1919 level until 1935. For highly personal accounts see Randolph Bedford, ‘Flu and After’, Bulletin, 22 May 1919, Red Page and 24; ‘Sass’, ‘The Flu’, Smiths Weekly, 12 July 1919, p.16. 14, 21; Industrial Australian and Mining Standard, 27 February 1919, p. 362; Tasmanian Mail, 3 April 1919, p. 22; 13 March 1919, p.21; Burnet and Clark, op. 17, 5 February 1919, p. 160. Conservatives were far from convinced that the returning AIF would not provide shock troops for Bolshevik agitators.44, Connections between Bolsheviks, the influenza and social unrest were not confined to a general sense of disquiet since containment of social revolution was the prime concern in 1919. This was an improvement on the tents used previously and certainly preferable to crowding 186 patients into wards built for 98 as occurred when the Homeopathic Hospital in Melbourne was taken over by the Health department.33, Another source of concern was the Minister’s (John Bowser) staffing of the emergency hospital established in the Exhibition Building. Border posts stood in his way—it was as if the European system of passports had invaded Australia along with the flu. Religious commentaries contained a hint of satisfaction that the hopes of their liberal, materialist tormentors had been so devastated. contracted infection which lingered till his death from pneumonia two years later. But the main constituent in the Army’s system of prevention was fresh air: all windows and doors were kept open unless rain or snow was actually coming through them, and when it was neither raining nor snowing troops were taken on route marches every morning and afternoon. It is possible that restrictions on large gatherings contributed to a lessening of political agitation at this particularly volatile time.37. In countries such as Japan, for example, the flu was to last until 1920. Fundamentalists could look on the same evidence with a sense of joyous expectation for ‘the inventions of the last half-century all bespeak the New Dispensation, the reign of the King of Kings’. Español. Readers of the Sunday Times could have been excused for supposing that life at Parkestown consisted of free beer and concert parties, 9 February, p.8 and 18 May 1919, p.6. Inoculation clinics were set up in Albury in January 1919, but … The first batch of internees published a twenty-two page souvenir booklet in which the editors—two parsons—described their stay as ‘a glorious holiday’.12. "Spanish Flu" pandemic in Australia. For a personal account of difficulties encountered when travelling from Melbourne to Brisbane see H. R. Sykes’ letter, Q.S.A. 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