THE BLACK DOG GANG
The rocks: Bubonic plague
Australia suffered greatly from the effects of bubonic plague in the first two decades of the 20th century. The plague was introduced by infected rats. Australia's first victim was Arthur Paine, a 33 year old delivery man.
Government health archives record 1371 and 535 deaths.Sydney was hit hardest, but the disease also spread to North Queensland while more sporadic cases were documented in Melbourne, Adelaide Rat catchers were employed and payed for every rat caught. The rats were burned in a special rat incinerator. Over 44,000 rats were officially killed in the cleansing operations.
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