John Booth war hero Blamain Rowing Club

Bubonic Plague

 

 

The quarantining of the Balmain Rowing club’s boat shed, it appears, was done at the instance of Mr J A Fitzsimons, captain of the club, for the benefit of the members. The patient Fleming was selected as one of the club’s representatives at the annual regatta on Saturday in the junior eights. Flemings clothes were removed and burned, and yesterday the shed was thoroughly fumigated and disinfected. The shed will be released from quarantine this morning. The club’s annual regatta will, however, not be interfered with, and arrangements have been made so as to preclude the possibility of the steamer following the races touching at the shed.

 

Sydney Morning Herald - 23 March 1900

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