Woman patient, Seacliff
Frederic Truby King, the medical superintendent at Seacliff Lunatic Asylum near Dunedin, introduced the practice of photographing patients for pasting in their clinical files. The idea caught on in other institutions. Some patients were well aware of how they were ...
19th Century Mug Shots from New Zealand
This slideshow displays a sample of the amazing 19th century mug shots that formed part of a show I curated at the New Zealand Police Museum last year, Suspicious Looking (available here as an onli…
John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (centre of picture) who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He did this for three and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed. Simpson and his Donkey are a key part of the "Anzac legend".
Kate Sheppard was the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, and is the country's most famous suffragette. Because New Zealand was the first country to introduce universal suffrage, Sheppard's work had a considerable impact on women's suffrage movements in other countries.
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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.
Elizabeth Yates, the British Empire’s first female mayor | Amazing Women In History
Elizabeth Yates (1845–1918) was the mayor of Onehunga in New Zealand in 1894, just two months after women gained the right to vote in New Zealand. This made her the first woman to be a mayor anywhere in the British Empire. Born Elizabeth Onan in Scotland, she was the older of two daughters. She moved […]
In 1910, Freda du Faur climbed Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest peak, in a record-breaking six hours. She was the first woman to scale the peak, and she did it wearing a skirt! #TEDxceWomen
A group of Army nurses at the thermal region in Rotorua, New Zealand, in 1942. They are attired in dark-colored overcoats with matching garrison caps and oxford shoes. The background of the photo is shrouded in a cloud from the thermals. Writing on reverse: "Our group in middle[?] of thermal region Rotorua - N. Zed" ~
St Helens hospitals
In 1904 the government set up the St Helens hospitals, which, for the first time in New Zealand's history, provided subsidised maternity care for low-income women. They were staffed by trained midwives. The superintendent of the Dunedin St Helens hospital (and first woman medical graduate in ...
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