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Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900, Vol. VI / under the supervision of Mr George McCredie, F.I.A., N.S.W.1900

by John Degotardi Jnr
Sydney was struck with an epidemic of bubonic plague. George McCredie, a building engineer, was put in charge of quarantine and cleansing operations to get rid of 'slum' buildings in the Rocks and Paddington areas which were thought to harbour plague-carrying rats. These children lived in Millers Point. Clyde Street no longer exists. The street and all the houses were demolished in 1901 as part of the plague cleansing operations.