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Memorial and grave plots of some 1918 Influenza victims | by SandyEm
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Memorial and grave plots of some 1918 Influenza victims

 

"This memorial marks the final resting place

of many of the 1,128 men, women and children of Auckland

who died as a result of New Zealand's worst epidemic

which peaked in November 1918

killing a total of 8,573 New Zealanders.

 

Particular respect is paid to doctors, nurses and citizen volunteers

whose selfless efforts to aid the sick

resulted in their own untimely deaths."

 

good blog post by Timespanner relating to Auckland and the influenza epidemic.

timespanner.blogspot.com/2010/12/influenza-city.html

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Taken on January 26, 2009