Kalaupapa cliffs, Molokai, Hawaii 1980

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

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Abstract

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

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: cliffs; coasts
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:02
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
Location:
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
United StatesHawaiiMolokaiKalaupapa
URI: http://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au/id/eprint/204
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