Coronavirus and Australia’s first pandemic caused by smallpox
[Ben Deacon, ABC]
Central Australia records first coronavirus cases
[Oliver Gordon, Scott Mitchell and Jessica Hill, ABC]
Smallpox would go on to almost wipe out Gadigal people in the Sydney area, before devastating Aboriginal nations across south-east Australia.
After arriving in the NT, the pair went straight to their home just outside the remote community, but did stop at a petrol station at Hart's Range, where they practised physical distancing.