Group portrait of Myers Kindergarten staff with children whose parents were ill or had died from influenza. Auckland Weekly News 12 December 1918, p042
Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19181212-42-3

Influenza pandemic centenary memorial service


FreeAccessibleWest Auckland
Date

Sunday 30 September, 11am-12 noon (please arrive prior to 11am for seating)

Venue

Waikumete Cemetery

4128A Great North Rd (Great North Rd gate entrance), Glen Eden

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Cost

Free

Bookings

No bookings required

Website

aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/cemeteries

Event details

Join us at a commemorative service marking the 100th anniversary of the worldwide Influenza Pandemic.

Over 8000 people died in the pandemic between October and December 1918, and 1100 of those were Aucklanders. Arriving so soon after the end of the First World War meant that resources were stretched, with doctors, nurses and many volunteers needed to look after the sick and dying.

A third of Aucklanders who died in the pandemic are buried at Waikumete Cemetery. Come along and learn how Auckland coped with this catastrophic event. Speakers will include Sandra Coney QSO, author and advocate for heritage in Auckland.


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