Kōrero: Public health

Memorial on Matiu (Somes Island)

Memorial on Matiu (Somes Island)

Matiu (Somes Island) in Wellington Harbour was used as a human quarantine station until the end of the First World War. People on board ships arriving in Wellington who showed signs of infectious illness were quarantined on the island in an effort to preserve the health of local residents. This is a memorial to those who died from their illnesses while on the island.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Public health - Managing public health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31358/memorial-on-matiu-somes-island (accessed 20 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jul 2019 me te āwhina o Richard Edwards