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Ōtamahua (Quail Island)

Ōtamahua (Quail Island)

Christchurch’s port of Lyttelton had a quarantine station – at first on Rīpapa Island and then from 1875 on Ōtamahua (Quail Island). The hospital is the large, two-storey building in this 1911 photograph. To the left among the trees are huts that were occupied by leper patients.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Nearshore islands - Quarantine centres and prisons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007