Register of Notifications of Infectious Disease

The Public Health Act came into force in 1896, instructing municipal councils to keep
a register of Notifications of Infectious Disease. Local doctors notified the Council
when an outbreak occurred. The first entries in Penrith Council’s register were for 1898
and there were thirty-four cases of scarlet fever, three of typhoid, three of enteric fever
and ten cases of diphtheria reported. Council kept records for infectious diseases until as late as 1983.

CastlereaghRegister of Notifications of Infectious Disease

1910s

Penrith – Register of Notifications of Infectious Disease

1919

St MarysRegister of Notifications of Infectious Disease

1898-1919

1919