Monday, 15 August 2011
Sickness in Railway Camps
The Brisbane Courier Queensland Saturday 19 May 1877 page 6 column 2
There is an alarming prevalence of sickness among the men, employed on the railway extensions of the colony, but more particularly on the Western Railway extension, from Dalby towards Roma. Fever and ague and typhoid fever have struck down many of the men, and in some instances their wives and families also. Much misery and destitution prevail in consequence. As, however, the cool and dry season is now setting in, it is only reasonable to anticipate that this sickness will soon disappear.