Tumut, Deaths From Diptheria

The Sydney Morning Herald

26 February 1866

Thursday's Tumut Times remarks:-

This prevailing epidemic is making sad havoc amongst the juveniles of our little community. In our obituary it will be seen that in one family that of Mr. Walter Kitto, of Lacmalac - three have been already laid in their graves, and the fourth and only remaining child is now prostrate.

In the town several children are suffering from throat affections, and our medical men have to be constantly on the move . On Tuesday last Mr Keeran Claffey interred one of his children, who had fallen a victim to this dreadful malady.