From the 1870s quarantine regulations were introduced in an attempt to prevent travellers bringing infectious diseases into New Zealand. People who were infected, or were suspected of being infected, were housed in quarantine stations until it was clear they were free of disease. This is the quarantine station on Ōtamahua (Quail Island) in Lyttelton Harbour. The building shown in the top left corner is a hut which was occupied by patients with leprosy.
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