May 1879: Leonidas quaratined at Nasova; smallpox

Copy of the correspondence which took place between Mr Des Voeux, Administrator of Fiji, and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, relative to the detention of the coolie ship Leonidas at Nasova in May 1879.

In consequence of an outbreak of smallpox on board, and also any reports showing the successful efforts of the administrator to prevent the introduction of disease into Fiji

Ship was quarantined, all letters disinfected and the ship totally cleansed. A vaccination process was carried out on the native inhabitants of Fiji. Published 1880:

Reference: Victorian Times Project Accessed 2004.


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