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Typhoid camp, 1924 (1st of 3)

Typhoid camp, 1924

Camps were set up in isolated districts where Māori communities lived when infectious diseases struck. Infectious people were quarantined and treated there. This is a typhoid camp at Maungapōhatu in the Urewera in 1924. The women in white are nurses.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sister Annie Henry Collection (PAColl-6098)
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How to cite this page:

Geoff Rice, 'Epidemics - The typhoid era, 1810s to 1890s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Geoff Rice, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 May 2018