BUCKS: Harleyford eel baskets, antique print, 1897
Antique print 'Harleyford' (1897) engraved by Hudson & Kearns; Photo by Taunt from "The Thames Illustrated" a picturesque journeying from Richmond to Oxford, by John Leyland; Published by Geo. Newnes Ltd, London
Nursing Staff In Front of Seacliff Lunatic Asylum, about 1890
The nursing staff in front of the Seacliff Lunatic Asylum c. 1890. The psychiatric hospital in Seacliff, New Zealand was the largest building in the country when it was built, and was noted for its scale and extravagant architecture. It became infamous for construction faults resulting in partial collapse, as well as a 1942 fire which destroyed a wooden outbuilding, claiming 37 lives because the victims were trapped in a locked ward.
There are two species of freshwater eel, which were an important part of the Māori diet before European settlement. In the South Island, eels were abundant in neighbouring lakes, Wairewa and Te Waihora (later known as Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere). Māori ...
Women's shelters, Cashmere Sanatorium, 1913
Government sanatoriums were opened in the early 20th century to house and treat people with tuberculosis. Exposure to fresh air and sunlight were critical elements of the treatment. These are the women's shelters at the Cashmere Sanatorium near Christchurch, which were located on the north-...