Kōrero: Te noho whare

He pānui hauora Māori i te tau 1902, Etahi mate rere (2 o 2)

I te tau 1902 ka tuhi a Māui Pōmare i te tuatahi o ana whakaputanga e pā ana ki te hauora Māori, e kīa ana ko Etahi mate rere. Kei roto ngā whakamārama mō ngā tohumate me te rongoā i ngā mate pērā i te mate koroputaputa. I pā anō tēnei ki ngā whakamārama mō te aukati i te horapa o ngā momo tahumaero. Kei raro iho tētahi whakapākehātanga mai i te whārangi tuawhā mō te horoi tika i tētahi nōhanga.

The room should be thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant, including the floor, the walls, and the ceiling. If there is any wallpaper sticking on the sides, cut it off completely.

The disinfectant to wash down the rooms is carbolic acide 1-40, Calvert's No. 5, half a pint to the gallon. Once the disinfecting process is complete, fetch a tub and put some water in it, then leave standing in the centre of the room. Then add sulphur to a pot, soak it in methylated spirits, close all the windows, and set the sulphur alight and leave to burn. Firmly close the windows, the door and any other places where smoke might escape. Once this is finished leave it for a day before opening, and then open so the breeze and light can come in. Leave it open for between three days and a week. Then clean the room out with soda and water, leave it to dry, and then it will be fine to live in again.

Use one and half pounds of sulphur per 1,000 cubic feet of the room. Multiply the length by the width by the height to see the cubic contents of the room.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Maui Pomare, Etahi mate rere. Poneke: Kai-ta a te Kawanatanga, 1902 (B-K-255)

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ben Schrader, 'Te noho whare - Ngā whare me te hauora', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/40348/he-panui-hauora-maori-i-te-tau-1902-etahi-mate-rere (accessed 8 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013