Story: Health practitioners

Backblocks medical service, Rāwene, 1948

In rural areas like Rāwene in Northland, medical services were not always available on a daily basis. Some doctors had to travel long distances to see their patients and hold regular clinics with nurses.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 332. National Film Unit, 1948

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Allison Kirkman, 'Health practitioners - Medical practitioners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/28325/backblocks-medical-service-rawene-1948 (accessed 12 July 2020)

Story by Allison Kirkman, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 Apr 2018