It’s a bit like the apocalypse: no-one’s going to miss you.
In Australia, the Black Death is still going strong.
What is the Black Plague?
The Black Death was the first and deadliest plague of the Middle Ages.
When the Black death first swept across Europe in the 13th century, it was devastating.
It killed more than half a million people, and forced the death toll to climb from 10,000 to about 50 million.
Its impact on the population of Europe and the Americas was massive.
The death toll for the Black plague in the Americas rose from 25,000 in 1350 to more than 100 million by 1650.
A pandemic of this magnitude was a death sentence.
To get an idea of how bad it was, the world was on the brink of a global famine.
If you can’t see the difference between the two, you’re not paying attention.
As a result, the European nations were in complete lockdown.
But the plague didn’t end there.
For two centuries, people had lived in relative safety in the cities.
And as the Black disease took hold in the region, the populations of those cities grew exponentially.
By the time the Black population reached 30 million in 1599, the region had been transformed from a largely agricultural, urbanised, and highly urbanised region to one that had become a “civilised, pastoral, and pastoralised” one.
Many of the population had moved to the more densely populated countryside of Britain.
Some of them had even migrated to Australia.
Over time, the spread of the Black Disease led to a series of epidemics that swept across the continent.
From 1596, the epidemic spread rapidly across the Americas.
Within five years, there were more than 500,000 deaths.
Around the world, the pandemic was the most devastating disease in history.
Although the Black and the Black-headed Crow had been known as the “Black Death” for a while, it wasn’t until the 18th century that the term Black-Crow was coined to describe the disease.
Black-Crows were known for their aggressive behaviour, their hunting behaviour, and their territorial behaviour.
During this time, a Black-Headed Crow was born.
With a head of an olive-coloured plum and blackish-grey hair, it appeared in the Black Country.
Throughout its early history, it spread across much of the world.
On the western coast of South Africa, it killed an estimated 1.2 million people between 1565 and 1582.
Along the eastern coast of Africa, the black-headed crow infected between 2.5 million and 5 million people.
Finally, the virus swept across most of the Americas, from Mexico to Chile.
Between 1592 and 1822, it wiped out roughly a quarter of the continent’s population.
Then, in 1831, it began to spread across the Pacific, and it hit the United States and Australia first.
Even though the Black epidemic had been going on for centuries, no- one knew how it was going to end.
Because the Black pandemic is the first pandemic to be so large and sudden, scientists were able to study it over time.
They used data from the British records of the time to try to understand the reasons for the rapid spread.
Dr Simon Taylor, from the University of Queensland, is the principal investigator on the new study.
“We looked at how the Black epidemics occurred over the years and we were able, by examining the records, to see how the spread was caused by what we call a ‘Black death’ in terms of the number of deaths,” he said.
We were able then to look at how different regions of the country responded to the Black diseases.
So, the new work suggests that the Black outbreak was caused largely by the Black people.
That means that if we are to understand what happened in the course of the pandemics, we have to look back in time to see what the Black communities in those countries were like.
Professor Taylor said: “What we are seeing in the literature is that Black communities were already living in relatively poor conditions.
So, it is likely that their communities were very much like the poor populations in the country at the time.”
For the researchers, it allowed them to look deeper into the history of the disease, because they were able do that by looking at the records of people living in different parts of the same region.
One of the most striking findings was that, in the southern parts of Australia, communities of Black people did not start to be affected by the epidemic until about 1831.
That is when the Black community in the Northern Territory began to suffer severe symptoms.
This suggests that people living near the Black border region were not suffering from Black Death