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THE EPIDEMIC - NSW deaths and cases update for the week

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  • , NSW, died from Spanish Flu during the 1918 Flu Epidemic in the week prior to 7 Apr 1919.[1]




During the period between 8 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. yesterday the deaths of the following 31 patients from influenza were notified by the Board of Health :-

Walter Moulder (39), Campbell-street, Sydney.
Elba Quinn (43), Liverpool-street, Sydney. [sic see article below for Ellen Quinn]
Vivian Watson (43), Young.
Lionel St. Clair (28), Pitt-street, Sydney.
William McGarry (38), York-street, Sydney.
Amelia Woods (27), Annandale-street, Annandale.
Florence Johnston, Nelson-street, Annandale.FLORENCE ISABEL JOHNSTON
George F. Unitt (28), Flinders-street, Darlinghurst.
Henry W. Edwards (30), Kogarah.
Peter Blooman, Moore Park Emergency Hospital.[2]
Joseph Merlett (34), Ridge-street, Surry Hills.
Alfred Ward (51), Norton-street, Leichhardt.
Wm. Kinsella (23), Hutchinson-street, St. Peters.
Leslie Strickland (4), Baker-street, Enfield.
Mildred Malone (5), Cooper-street, Glebe.
Harry Dunk (15), Cecilia-street, Belmore.
Alfred Thomas Bates (61), Clarence-street, city.
Alfred [sic Albert] James Brown (4), Crown-street, Surry Hills.
John Brigden (45), King-street, Newtown.
Leslie MacCarthy (25), Clyde-street, Campsie.
Roy Horace Moore (25), Oxford-street, Darlinghurst.
Robert Harold Pointing (31), Cleveland-street, city.
Annie Deakin, Regent-street, city.
Thomas Tilton, Palmer-street, city.
William Parkins, Margate-street, St. Peters.
Arthur Breen (21), Albury-street, Arncliffe.
Lilian Stewart, Cowper-street, Glebe.
Thos. John Ross (35), King-street, Enfield.
Owen Jones (45), Bowen-street, Pyrmont.
Harold B. Whittingham (25), Edgeware-road, Enmore.
Caroline Lavender (52), Darghan-street, Glebe.

Official reports received from the country indicated the death of the following patient in the Waratah Influenza Hospital:-

Mr. Albert Donkin.

During the same period 184 patients, suffering from influenza, were admitted to hospitals. Details follow :-

Coast Hospital ............  11
Sydney Hospital ...............  12
Children's Hospital .............   9
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital ....  34
Carrara, Rose Bay ............   2
Moore Park Emergency Hospital ..  24
Manly Emergency Hospital ......   1
Royal North Shore Hospital ........  13
Marrickville Cottage Hospital ....   3
Walker Hospital, Rhodes ............  17
Greycliffe, Vaucluse ............   5
St. Vincent's ............  30
Rookwood Asylum ............   5
Denistone House, Ryde .........   3
City-road Emergency Hospital ....  13
South Sydney Emergency Hospital ..   2
:Total ...................... 184

At the Quarantine Station, North Head, 20 fresh cases were admitted to hospital. One of these was a seaman named Robertson, from the steamer Orara, 15 were members of the crew of the steamer St. George, 2 came from the Tintenbar, 1 from the Narani, and 1 from the Woodburn.
Country reports showed that 23 new cases had been admitted to hospital, as follows :- Port Macquarie 7, Newcastle 8, Picton 4, Braidwood 2, Quirindi 1, and Junee 1.

The following are the latest progress reports :-

Coast Hospital.-Deaths (week-end), 6; in hospital, 250.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (isolation compound).-Deaths, 3: in hospital, 265.
Sydney Hospital (isolation compound).- Deaths, 3; in hospital, 77.
Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children.- Deaths, 2; in hospital, 47.
Rookwood Asylum.-In hospital, 14.
Royal North Shore Hospital.-In hospital, 52.
Denistone House, Ryde.-In hospital, 14.
Greycliffe Hospital, Vaucluse.-In hospital, 27.
Carrara Hospital, Rose Bay.-In hospital, 24.
Moore Park Emergency Hospital.-Deaths, 10; in hospital, 173.
Manly Emergency Hospital.-In hospital, 11.
Marrickville Cottage Hospital.-Deaths, 2; in hospital, 26.
St. George's Hospital, Kogarah.-In hospital, 15.
Walker Hospital, Rhodes.-Death, 1; in hospital, 36.
Quarantine Station, North Head.-In hospital, 55.
City-road Emergency Hospital.-Death, 1; in hospital, 25.
South Sydney Emergency Hospital.-In hospital, 2.
St. Vincent's Hospital.-Deaths, 3; in hospital, 55.


A similar article.

Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW), Monday 7 April 1919, page 5



There were 31 deaths and 184 additional cases admitted to hospitals in the metropolitan area during the week-end. On Saturday there were 11 deaths and 74 fresh cases, while yesterday the figures were 20 and 110 respectively. There are now 1100 patients in Sydney Hospitals. The deaths are as follow:—
Coast Hospital,

Walter Moulder (32), Campbell Street, City.
[Lamb-9973|Ellen Quinn]] (43), Liverpool Street, City.
Vivian Watson (43), Young.
Lionel St. Clair (28), Pitt Street, City.
William M'Garry (38), York Street, City.
Amelia Woods (27), Annandale Street, Annandale.

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

George F. Unitt (28), Flinders Street, DarIinghurst.
Alfred Ward (51), Norton Street, Leichhardt.
William Kinsella (23), Hutchinson Street, St. Peters.

Children's Hospital.

Leslie Strickland (4), Baker Street, Enfield.
Mildred Malone (5), Cooper Street, Glebe. Moore Park Emergency Hospital.
Henry W. Edwards (30), Kogarah.
Peter Bloomann, address unknown.
Joseph Morlett (34), Ridge Street, Surry Hills.
Harry Dunk (15), Cecilia Street, Belmore.
Alfred Thos. Bates (61), Clarence Street, City.
Alfred James Brown (4), Crown Street, Surry Hills.
John Brigden (15), King Street, Balmain.
Leslie MacCarthy (25), Clyde Street, Campsie.
Roy Horace Moore (23), Oxford Street, Darlinghurst.
Robert Harold Pointing (31), Cleveland Street, city.

Sydney Hospital.

Florence Johnston, Nelson Street, Annandale.
Annie Deakin, Regent Street, city.
Thomas Tilton, Palmer Street, city.

Marrickville Cottage Hospital.

William Parkins, Margate Street, St. Peters.
Arthur Dreen (28), Albury Street, Arncliffe.

City Road Emergency Hospital.

Lilian Stewart, Cowper Street, Glebe.

Walker Convalescent Hospital.

Thomas John Ross (33), King Street, Enfield.

St. Vincent's Hospital.

Gwen Jones (45), Bowen Street, Pyrmont.
Harold B. Whittingham (25). Edgeware Road, Enmore.
Caroline Lavender (52), Darghan Street, Glebe.

Week-end Cases.

Coast Hospital 11
Sydney Hospital 12
Royal Prlnce Alfred Hospital 34
Children's Hospital 9
Moore Park Emergency Hospltal 24
City Road Emergency Hospital 13
"Carrara," Rose Bay 2
"Greycliffe, Vaucluse 5
"Denistone House," Eastwood 5
South Sydney Emergency Hospital 2
Walker Convalescent Hospital 17
Marrickville Cottage Hospital 3
St. George Emergency Hospital, Kogarah 0
St. Vincent's Hospital 30
Manly Emergency Hospital 1
Royal North Shore Hospital 13
Rookwood State Hospital 3
Total 184

At North Head,
Twenty fresh cases from steamers were reported for the week-end at North Head. Fifteen of the crew were removed from the steamer St. George, two from the Tintenbar, and one each came from the steamers Orara and Woodburn. All of these cases were sent to quarantine, where there are now 35 patients. The steamer War Quail was released with a permit to depart in quarantine.

Moeraki from Welllington.
The Moeraki is expected here from Welling ton to-night, and will be quarantined.

Railway Employee Stricken.
YASS, Sunday. — A case of pneumonic influenza was reported last night from Yass Junction. Railway Signalman Smith returned from his holidays in Sydney on Tuesday last, accompanied by his wife and three young children, and he was taken ill on Wednesday. All precautions have been taken.

The Disease at Coraki. CORAKI,
Sunday. — A married woman named Woodward, who landed at Broadwater from the steamer Brundah on Thursday last from Sydney, has developed influenza. Her son, aged seven, who was also a passenger by the same Vessel, was attacked by ill-ness a few hours after landing. Both patients were brought to Coraki and lodged in the iso-lation ward of the local hospital, where special nurses are attending them. The cases are serious. All possible precautions are being taken to prevent any spread of the disease.

Five Cases at Braidwood.
BRAIDWOOD, Sunday. — There are now five cases of pneumonic influenza, 6 suspects, and 18 contacts. Mrs. l.ane is still dangerously ill. There is a number of mild cases. Mr. O'Brien has granted the Use of the manse as a hospltul without cost. The services of one trained nurse have been obtained.

Suspicions Case at Bathurst.
BATHURST, Sunday. — Bathurst had its first suspicious case in pneumonic Influenza on Saturday. A man arrived by passenger train from Lithigow in the afternoon, and subsequently visited a local doctor, who ordered his removal to the hospital. As the case was regarded as suspicious, the man was placed in the isolation ward. To-night his condition was not regarded as serious. Pneumonic Influenza has broken out at Gingkin, a small village in the Oberon district, 30 miles from Bathurst. Four members of one family were attacked. One is recovering, and the remaining three cases are reported as mild. A report reached Bathurst to-day that as the result of the outbreak of pneumonic influenza Jenolan Caves had been closed until further notice.

Condition of Patients.
The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital has adopted an idea which should commend itself to the other hospitals where influenza eases are being treated. Lists giving the condition of each patient are posted outside the hospital not later than 10.30 a.m. daily. In critical cases the relatives are kept in constant touch with the Institution. Masks must be worn by persons who consult the lists. Nurse Garner, who died from pneumonic influenza at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, was a patient at, and not a member of the nursing staff of, the institution.

Owing to an inadvertence, the municipal authorities in the suburbs have been requested to proceed in the re-establishing of inoculation depots in their districts. The Premier's instructions were that a campaign of inoculation was to be carried out in the country districts, but his instructions did not apply to the county of Cumberland, nor was it intended that they should apply to heavily infected country towns. In response to the Premier's telegrams, numbers of applications are being received from country districts for vaccine. and supplies are being forwarded with all despatch for use in local depots.

Annandale Inhalation Chamber.
An Inhalation chamber has been installed at Annandale, near the corner of Parramatta Road and Johnston Street. It is free to the public between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. [4]


  1. WEEK-END POSITION. (1919, April 7). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved January 25, 2022, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15833204
  2. See Below Research note
  3. WEEK-END POSITION. (1919, April 7). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved January 25, 2022, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15833204
  4. THE EPIDEMIC. (1919, April 7). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), p. 5. Retrieved January 25, 2022, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article239595141

Research Notes

Research: Florence Johnston, Nelson-street, Annandale.

The Death of Florence I JOHNSTON, child of George H (father) and Bessie M V (mother), date 04Apr1919 was registered (4605/1919 ) at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.[5]

JOHNSTON.-The Funeral of FLORENCE ISABEL JOHNSTON will leave Newtown Station, THIS DAY [5 Apr 1919], at. 2.17 p.m., for Independent Cemetery, Rookwood, via No. 1 Mortuary. GEO. ANDREWS, Funeral Director.[6]

F. Johnston Aged 24 Years BURIAL on 5 Apr 1919 at Rookwood General Cemetery Rookwood, Cumberland Council, New South Wales, Australia PLOT Zone F Section B Independent Grave 522 [7]

Research: Peter Blooman, Moore Park Emergency Hospital.

The Death of Peter RUULMRUN, an Adult at Paddington on 04Apr1919 was registered (12839/1919 ) at Paddington, New South Wales, Australia.[8]

The burial register of Rookwood Cemetery, 1 Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood, New South Wales records these details for the location Plot: M_Zone C/#/208:-[9]

NameService Date
Peter Buwlmann 8 APR 1919
Ross Sutherland4 APR 1919
Alfred Bates8 APR 1919

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