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COVID-19 and the Spanish flu: how do the two pandemics compare?

In partnership with the History Trust of South Australia, on Saturday 9 May 2020 a live webinar was held to explore how the Spanish Flu & COIVD-19 compare. We also discussed how you can help document South Australia's experience of coronavirus.


Dr Susan Marsden looked at the cause, spread, and impact of the world’s worst pandemic, the Spanish flu.

Historian Tom Gara discussed the impact of the Spanish Flu on the Aboriginal peoples of South Australia.

Andrew Piper, State Library of South Australia, discussed the collecting of unpublished material and current State Library initiatives on COVID-19 material that can contribute to collections.

Dr Kristy Kokegei led a discussion around the importance of contemporary collecting and the role everyone can play in documenting and recording the South Australian experience.

Follow the link below to access a recording of the webinar:


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📷 State Library of South Australia, Quarantine Camp at Jubilee Oval, PRG 1638/2/99

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