Story: Bay of Plenty region

Typhoid camp

Typhoid camp

These modest tents were the only facilities for treating a typhoid outbreak in Te Urewera in 1924. Typhoid fever was always a threat in remote localities that lacked reliable means for separating water supply and human waste.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sister Annie Henry Collection (PAColl-6098)
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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty region - Success: 1900s to 1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 June 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Aug 2016