Plagues and Federation: The Diary of Kitty Barnes is a fictional diary in the My Australian Story series. It was first published in September 2000, and republished twice in January 2006 and April 2011. The book was written by Vashti Farrer, her first book for the series.
- The year 1900 was a momentous one for Kitty Barnes. Bubonic plague, the Black Death, was killing large numbers of people; the country was on the verge of becoming a federation; Kitty's brother was in Africa fighting in the Boer War; and Kitty was finding herself somewhat attracted to Reggie, the boy down the road."
- Main article: List of Plagues and Federation characters
- Main article: Vashti Farrer