In the 1940s and early 1950s an ‘X-ray bus’ travelled to many rural Taranaki marae, including this one in South Taranaki in 1952. The unit team looked in particular for tuberculosis, which responded well to early detection.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Tuberculosis and Maori people. National Film Unit, 1952
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