Plague in Sydney 1900

30 May

When bubonic plague struck Sydney in 1900, George McCredie was appointed by the Government to take charge of all quarantine activities in the Sydney area, beginning work on March 23, 1900. At the time of his appointment, McCredie was an architect and consulting engineer with offices in the Mutual Life of New York Building in Martin Place. McCredie’s appointment was much criticised in Parliament, though it was agreed later that his work was successful.

Kent-street from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Cleansing the streets from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Lane at side of 72 Sussex-street from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Batson’s Lane, off Sussex-street from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

No. 7 West-street, off Oxford-street (rear) from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Corner of Cumberland and Little Essex-streets from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Shed at rear of No. 310 Castlereagh-street from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

At rear of Gloucester-street, from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Barker-street from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Nos. 24, etc., Hunt-street from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

No. 50 Wexford-street (rear), Chinese bedroom from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Stables in Stephen-street, at rear of No. 26 Wexford-street from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Exeter Place, off Wexford-street from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Cleaning the Wharves from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

[Rear of unidentified butcher’s yard with adjacent outhouses] from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

No. 1 Victoria Place from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Professional Ratcatchers from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Sutton Forest Butchery. No. 761 George street from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

No. 841 George-street (kitchen) from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900
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