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Sydney Science Festival - Pandemic in Parramatta: 1919 Spanish 'Flu

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Parramatta Central Library

Darug Room

1-3 Fitzwilliam St

Parramatta, NSW 2150

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The deadly ‘Spanish ‘flu’ pandemic swept the world during 1918-19, killing an astonishing 50-100 million people. The deadly virus reached Sydney in January 1919, and shortly after, Parramatta was in the grip of an outbreak.

Join us, on this centenary anniversary year of the pandemic in Parramatta, for an event where social history and medical virology will intersect to explore the profound impact of the disease on our local communities.

Where did the virus originate? How did Parramatta prepare for the approaching pandemic? What was the impact of the outbreak on society, commerce, and domestic life in Parramatta? Could such an outbreak happen again?

Expert speaker:

Professor Dominic Dwyer, Medical Virologist; Director of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research; Director of Public Health Pathology, New South Wales Health Pathology, Westmead Hospital

Image: Courtesy of State Archives and Records NSW

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parramatta Central Library is a short walk from Parramatta Train Station. Paid undercover and onstreet parking is close by.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All welcome - there is no minimum age requirement, though we would recommend children 10+

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not have to bring your printed ticket to the event. However, seating is limited, so we will check people off our booking list on arrival.

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Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, your ticket can be transferred. Just make sure whoever attends lets us know on arrival.

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What's the refund policy?

Unfortunately, the registration fee of $5 is non-refundable

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Parramatta Central Library

Darug Room

1-3 Fitzwilliam St

Parramatta, NSW 2150

Australia

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