Kōrero: Mental health services

Recreation at Porirua Hospital

Recreation at Porirua Hospital

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.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, D. Squires Collection
Reference: 1/2-057704-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 - Psychiatric hospitals, 1940s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29417/recreation-at-porirua-hospital (accessed 8 June 2023)

He kōrero nā Warwick Brunton, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 5 May 2022