Tuberculosis in the nineteenth century was a big business in the British Empire. With the development of mineral spa towns in Australia, the promulgation of localities deemed to be the most suitable for the treatment of tuberculosis “meant there was no slow accretion of legend or folk medicine… it was always self-consciously scientific” in how sites were appraised and described.
A Platform on Representation, Engagement, and Community
Author: Rebecca Le Get
Rebecca Le Get (she/her) is an environmental historian and ecologist, currently focusing on how the grounds of tuberculosis sanatoria in south-eastern Australia were used. She is particularly interested in how and why these landholdings frequently became nature conservation reserves in the later 20th century. Rebecca completed her PhD in History at La Trobe University in Melbourne.
When Suburban In-fill Created A Real Nightmare
Why do we tell those eerie stories, the ones we share at social events? Ghost stories often reveal more about a community’s concerns at a specific point in time. One such example can be found in suburban Melbourne, Australia.
Aerial Photography of Melbourne from 1945: A Peephole Into Past Technology & Landscapes
The most surprising, and interesting find during my PhD candidature has been the historical aerial photography that is available for the city of Melbourne.