This carefully posed photograph shows stylish and attractive patients, staff and possibly an outside community group enjoying a game of bowls at Porirua Hospital, Wellington, around 1956. In that period medical authorities encouraged people to refer themselves for treatment at an early stage of mental illness.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, D. Squires Collection
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