Hawthorne St, Woolloongabba, 1900

The house on the left is where the first case of Bubonic Plague was identified in Brisbane on 27 April 1900. It was occupied by James Drevesen, a van driver whose job it was to take goods from the wharves where dead and plague-infected rats were found. Both houses are sealed off with quarantine barricades.(SLQ # 47425)