Kōrero: Mental health services

Day room, Porirua Hospital, 1950s

Day room, Porirua Hospital, 1950s

By the 1950s many psychiatric hospitals used a combination of large institutional buildings and more modern villa designs. Here, patients at Porirua Hospital near Wellington are shown in their day room, with furniture and fittings intended to make their surroundings more comfortable and home-like than in the past.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: 114/109/04/1-F

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Warwick Brunton, 'Mental health services - Mental hospitals, 1910s to 1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29413/day-room-porirua-hospital-1950s (accessed 7 December 2021)

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