Residents sit in the lounge of a Wellington rest home in the 1970s. By this time, as the photo suggests, there were greater numbers of women than men in older age groups, and New Zealand had one of the highest rates of rest-home residency in the Western world.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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