Epidemics in Māori communities were frequent, and the response to them varied greatly. During a typhoid epidemic at Maungapōhatu, Rua Kēnana’s community in the Urewera, a camp was set up for those suffering from the disease. The adults shown in this photograph of the camp are Annie (Matekoraha) Miki, her husband Hemi Tawa (with accordion), and her brother Paetawa (centre).
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