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Typhoid camp, 1924

Typhoid camp, 1924

Epidemics in Māori communities were frequent, and the response to them varied greatly. During a typhoid epidemic at Maungapōhatu, Rua Kēnana’s community in the Urewera, a camp was set up for those suffering from the disease. The adults shown in this photograph of the camp are Annie (Matekoraha) Miki, her husband Hemi Tawa (with accordion), and her brother Paetawa (centre).

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s health - Māori women’s health, pre-colonial times to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 September 2021)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011