Disease, sanitation and the 'lower orders' : perception and reality in Sydney, 1875-1881
This is a study in human relationships - of the way in which the ignorance and subsequent fears and prejudices which shape human perceptions of one another are incorporated into the social ties binding together the community as a whole. The thesis is confined geographically to the inner city area within the administrative boundaries of the Sydney City Council.! It takes as its core-period the years between the disease alarms early in 1875 and the smallpox epidemic during the second half...[Show more]
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