Story: Mental health services

Ashburn Hall, around 1890

Ashburn Hall, around 1890

New Zealand's oldest and only licensed private mental hospital, Ashburn Hall, opened in 1882. Isabel Hodgkins (sister of the well-known artist Frances Hodgkins) painted this scene of the buildings and grounds several years later.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-163-012
Watercolour by Isabel Jane Hodgkins

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How to cite this page:

Warwick Brunton, 'Mental health services - Community care, 1990s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Warwick Brunton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 5 May 2022