Kalaupapa Peninsula, Molokai, Hawaii 1980

Childs, Iraphne R. (1980) Kalaupapa Peninsula, Molokai, Hawaii 1980. [Image]

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From 1866 Kalaupapa Peninsula, at the base of the 1600-foot high sea cliffs on the north coast of Molokai, was the site of total isolation for victims of Hansen's Disease (leprosy). It has been a national park since 1980. This image shows the foreboding cliffs at the back of the settlement and hospital of Kalaupapa where a small community of residents still lives, and part of Awahua bay where victims of Hansen's disease were dropped off in exile.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: peninsulas; coasts
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:02
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
United States of AmericaHawaiiMolokaiKalaupapa Peninsula
URI: https://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au//id/eprint/203
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