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From: "Peter P Couperthwaite" <>
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] Natal fevers - epidemics?
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 09:01:41 +1000 (AUS Eastern Standard Time)
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No takers on this one!
Rosemary! Richard! Steve! Andrew! Some-one! Anyone!

Other than Malaria...........too far South..........what could have caused
fever and have killed folks?
Did they have any epidemics of sorts in Natal at that time?


-------Original Message-------

From: Peter P Couperthwaite
Date: 10/22/06 11:40:07
Subject: [SOUTH-AFRICA] Natal fevers - epidemics?

Hi list,

I have a Byrne family who arrived in Port Natal in 1850.
In 1853 and 1854 four family members died of 'the fever' in and around
Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
The father was declared 'by reason of a severe and protracted illness, which
has much weakened his mental powers' in the January and died three months
later. His three children died within a week of one another.

I know this is a long shot folks but has any-one any idea what could have
wiped this family out.

Sala hantle

in Overcast and praying for rain Queensland
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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