First World War regulations meant anyone in New Zealand suspected of having links with Germany came under the watchful eye of the State.
Hundreds of men were incarcerated on Somes Island in Wellington.
The only woman to be transported there was Hjelmar Von Dannevill.
She arrived in Wellington in 1911 without papers and claimed to have studied medicine in Switzerland.
The State pursued her as a spy.
Here's Mike McRoberts with tonight's Great War Story.