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The rat catchers, 1900 | by NSW State Archives and Records
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The rat catchers, 1900

From a series of images showing the areas in Sydney affected by the outbreak of Bubonic Plague in 1900. Taken by Mr. John Degotardi, Jr., photographer from the Department of Public Works, the images depict the state of the houses and 'slum' buildings at the time of the outbreak and the cleansing and disinfecting operations which followed.

 

Professional Rat Catchers (in front is a pile of dead rats)

Dated: c. 17/07/1900

Digital ID: 12487_a021_a021000009

Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions

 

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Taken on November 26, 2007