At the end of the First World War in 1918, the world was faced with an Influenza pandemic, which they called the Pneumonic Influenza. Its less preferred name was ‘Spanish Influenza’. In Australia, the government issued warnings about how local government might respond to protect the community. By early 1919, it was necessary for those measures to be implemented in Victoria. We have many original sources in our Shire Archives that demonstrate how the restrictions impacted on life at the Council and in the local community.