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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 in 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 occupied by leper patients.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Nearshore islands - Quarantine centres and prisons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13030/otamahua-quail-island (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007