A fever hospital, originally intended to be only temporary, was set up in 1860 in the Dunedin suburb of Caversham. It is shown here in 1903, when a scarlet fever epidemic swept through New Zealand, killing at least 131 people. These are some of the six girls who were quarantined in the hospital.
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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 21 January 1903
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