Story: Lawson, Robert Arthur

Seacliff Mental Hospital, about 1910

Seacliff Mental Hospital, about 1910

The gothic spires of Seacliff Mental Hospital, designed by Robert Arthur Lawson, would have been familiar to many who spent time there over the years as staff, like Frederic Truby King and patients, like Edward Lionel Terry.

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Jonathan Mane-Wheoki. 'Lawson, Robert Arthur', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2l5/lawson-robert-arthur (accessed 6 March 2021)