Black Flu 1918: The Story of New Zealand's Worst Public Health Disaster (Paperback)

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Many New Zealand families were affected by the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the space of about six weeks, over 6400 Pakeha died and an estimated 2500 Maori. That equals nearly half the total of New Zealand soldiers killed in the First World War. Yet these were civilians, dying in the first month of peace. This was New Zealand’s worst-ever public health disaster. This book shows how we coped back in 1918 – the response of public health officials, how the sick were nursed, how thousands of convalescents were fed and the lessons learned that may still be useful today.

About the Author


Dr Geoffrey Rice was Professor of History at the University of Canterbury, where he lectured in European history for nearly 40 years until his retirement in 2012. He has written many books about Christchurch history.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781927145951
ISBN-10: 1927145953
Publisher: Canterbury University Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2018
Pages: 96
Language: English