Why Should We Remember the 1918 Influenza Pandemic?
Between October and November 1918, a deadly influenza pandemic spread throughout New Zealand. Geoffrey Rice, Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Canterbury (Retired) talks about the pandemic that took out a further 8,600 New Zealand lives after the tragedy of World War One.
Professor Rice is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of London, a contributor to all five volumes of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography and the author of a number of books.
A Canterbury Museum Friends Presentation
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