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Whitehorse Heritage Week Exhibition & Talks
September 14, 2019Gold coin donation
Visit our exhibition, be entertained and informed by our speakers, and check out our databases. See historic items loaned by Bolton Clarke (the Royal District Nursing Service), Box Hill Hospital, Red Cross, St John Ambulance and Kew Historical Society.
Were any of your family members struck down with an infectious disease in the past? Diphtheria, scarlet fever, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, polio and meningitis were common diseases last century. Check out our names index of cases reported to the Health Department between 1914–1926. Read some of the district’s health reports, and letters of complaint by residents about offensive smells, wandering cows, lack of a water supply, and unsatisfactory sanitary arrangements.