Kalaupapa Peninsula, Molokai, Hawaii 1980
Childs, Iraphne R. (1980) Kalaupapa Peninsula, Molokai, Hawaii 1980. [Image]
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.
|Collection:||Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s|
|Date Deposited:||16 Oct 2013 13:02|
|Last Modified:||30 Aug 2014 19:38|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.|
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