In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Anthology of short stories by various writers about the Spanish Flu epidemic in Queensland. Each story is based on real people in real places. The first stories are about Queenslanders who died of the 'Flu' before the disease reached Queensland--including a soldier from Maryborough who died in France, an Italian from North Queensland who caught the disease in New Zealand and died at Sydney, and a nurse who lost her life while treating soldiers at Fremantle. There are stories from quarantine camps at Tenterfield, Wallangarra, and Lytton, as well as hospitals in Brisbane, Ipswich, and Toowoomba. Some of the stories are about medical professionals, but other stories are about ordinary people doing extraordinary work fighting the dangerous Flu in their own families or communities. The characters embody the courageous spirit with which so many Australians fought the pandemic in their own local areas. The final story is from Thursday Island, one of the last places on earth to suffer an outbreak of the Flu in early 1920.