As World War I came to an end, a silent and deadly killer swept across the word, leaving mass devastation in its wake. The Influenza Pandemic hit New Zealand shore in October 1918, killing approximately 8,00 people, taking lives in a matter of days, and in some cases, even hours.
Papakura was hit hard during the pandemic, and had the worst death rate in the whole of the North Island. To commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of this virulent assassin, Papakura Museum has created an exhibition that explores the deadly virus and its repercussions on post-WWI Papakura.
This exhibition will run from Monday 15 October, through to January 2019.