MMHN Update March 23, 2020

Greetings All These are extraordinary, unpredictable times for us all. Bushfires, floods and now contagion! Amidst all of this, I am pleased to report as you will discover in this latest MMHN Up-date, the momentum of the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network continues apace. But first, given these are indeed sobering times and the impact of the current pandemic cannot be …

Contagion

These are extraordinary, unpredictable indeed sobering times for us all. Bushfires, floods and now contagion! It is fitting for the MMHN to reflect on maritime involvement with two earlier pandemics and one shipboard epidemic – namely Black Death, Spanish Flu and Typhoid. Much has been written of these catastrophic events – but not always from the maritime perspective the following …