Kōrero: Mental health services

Asylums: outdoor work, Cherry Farm (4 o 4)

Asylums: outdoor work, Cherry Farm

From the time asylums were set up in the 19th century, vigorous work in the buildings and grounds was considered an important part of treatment and rehabilitation for the patients. Men usually worked outdoors in the gardens and farms, while women worked in the kitchens, laundries, sewing rooms, wards and staff accommodation. Patients continued to work well into the 20th century. This photo was taken at Cherry Farm Hospital near Dunedin in about 1960.

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Private collection, Warwick Brunton

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Warwick Brunton, 'Mental health services - Lunatic asylums, 1840s to 1900s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29408/asylums-outdoor-work-cherry-farm (accessed 23 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Warwick Brunton, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 Jun 2018