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History Matters: Diseases of the Past

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What can we learn from diseases of the past
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Join Way Back When Consulting Historians Lucy Bracey and Fiona Poulton on Wednesday 26 August 2020 from 11am to 11.45am online for FREE. However, you need to REGISTER to attend Stonnington Library and Information Service's History Matters event; Diseases of the Past.

This session runs through similar events in history when just like now in Covid-19 times; lives were disrupted across the globe. This is not the first global rodeo. People all over the world have experienced a major event caused by a dangerous disease just like what we are currently experiencing, making this event all the more interesting and apt. Similar events will be explored from the past and considered in their Australian context.

What was it like to experience the Spanish flu in 1928, or one of the polio epidemics in mid-20th century Australia? They didn't have as much as we do today in medical care, hospitals, doctors and nurses. How did the community come together to support each other? What can we learn from diseases of the past to help us as we experience something similar today? Join in and find out and the video link will be emailed to you 2-3 days prior to the session.

All members of Way Back When are highly qualified, having completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Master of Public History at Monash University. Principal Historian Sarah Rood was recently a part of SBS on Demand's Who Do You Think You Are (see Sarah 18 mins into season 11 Episode 6 - last aired 23 Jun 2020), featuring actor Kat Stewart. If you're in need of online research, writing, family histories and even workshops, get in touch with WBW.
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Why? History Matters: Diseases of the Past online library conversation event
When: Wed 26 August 2020 from 11am to 11.45am
Where: Online
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