European settlers bought many new infectious diseases to New Zealand to which Māori had no immunity. Diseases such as measles and influenza caused many deaths. This newspaper report describes an outbreak of measles at Parihaka pā in Taranaki during a hui (meeting) in 1887.
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Reference: Evening Post, 4 July 1887, p. 2
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