Story: Sexual health

Huts for VD patients (2nd of 2)

In 1916 the New Zealand camp at Codford included hospital huts, laid out according to the plan shown here. The huts known as the no. 11 camp included a number for patients with venereal disease (VD), coloured red on the plan. Up to 286 could be accommodated. The huts were separated from other areas by barbed wire, preventing the general convalescent patients from associating with those who had VD.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: WA 1 box/item 1/3/14 record 5/15

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How to cite this page:

Jane Tolerton, 'Sexual health - Sexual health, 1914–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/27203/huts-for-vd-patients (accessed 19 January 2020)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Dec 2018