Kōrero: Women’s health

Typhoid camp, 1924

Typhoid camp, 1924

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).

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Sister Annie Henry Collection (PAColl-6098)
Reference: 1/2-030916-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Women’s health - Māori women’s health, pre-colonial times to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31466/typhoid-camp-1924 (accessed 8 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011