Story: Thermal pools and spas

Bathing, Hanmer Springs

Bathing, Hanmer Springs

These men were photographed soaking in the warm springs at Hanmer, about 1900. Nude sex-segregated bathing was common at spas until well into the 20th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, J. M. Marks Collection (PAColl-1629)
Reference: 1/1-000359; G
Photograph by J. M. Marks

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Thermal pools and spas - Government spas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006