Story: Biosecurity

Early quarantine stations

From the late 19th century, each of New Zealand’s four main port cities had its own quarantine island. These quarantine facilities closed during the 20th century. Locations offering modern quarantine services, known as transitional facilities, are now located on the mainland.

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Helen Keyes and Carl Walrond, 'Biosecurity - Definitions and history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Helen Keyes and Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008