Workshop – Researching and Commemorating the “Spanish Flu”
Peter Hobbins (Department of History)
Colo Shire Family History Group
The pneumonic influenza or ‘Spanish flu’ pandemic that circled the world in 1918–19 left few communities untouched. Join us for this practical workshop, where we will review the bigger picture of the pandemic before considering how its impact might be commemorated locally. Participants will explore the value of local sites and collections in uncovering the flu’s personal, social and enduring effects. We will then turn to practical outcomes: how might you transform your research into stories relevant to your community? From monuments and walking tours to websites and booklets, use this workshop to map out practical projects for the centenary year of 2019.
Hawkesbury City Library,
300 George St, Windsor NSW