robert makgill

Personal details

Full Name:

  • Robert Haldane Makgill


  • 24 May 18703 Oct 1946

Robert Makgill was a key figure in the development of New Zealand's public health system. He was one of the country's first district health officers and played a crucial role during the devastating 1918 influenza pandemic.

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The 1918 influenza pandemic

  • The 1918 influenza pandemic

    The lethal influenza pandemic that struck New Zealand between October and December 1918 killed about 9000 people in two months. No other event has claimed so many New Zealand lives in such a short time.

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  • Main image: Robert Makgill

    Robert Makgill was to play an important role during the 1918 influenza pandemic and its aftermath,