Napier Hospital Scene

Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
A photograph of Napier Hospital taken in the 1880s.

The photograph appears to be a posed scene. Two men are on a hillock in the foreground of the image. One is seated with a leg outstretched the other is standing with his hands behind his back.

A man in a doctor's coat is standing in a sash window in the left wing of the hospital. Another man is standing in the garden in front of the right wing, apparently resting from gardening. There is a man in a top hat standing behind the front fence of the hospital.

The photograph was probably taken not long after the hospital's completion in 1880.

Photographer: Burton Brothers, Dunedin.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph glued to card.
Height x Width: 150 x 201mm
H.B. Museum and Art Gallery, Stamp
Box 11, Inscription
Subject period
Subject date
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2116
Credit line
gifted by Mrs Rowe
Other number(s)
2116, m58/9, 77524

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