Napier Hospital

Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
A postcard photograph of Napier Hospital.

The building in the foreground of the image is Stokes Ward, the men's surgical ward. The building behind this is thought to be the doctors' quarters and administrative offices. Beyond this building the Shrimpton Children's Ward is visible on the corner. The single storey buildings are the women's and then the men's wards.

The two storey building on the left edge of the photograph is likely the old Nurses' Home.

A man in walking on the street in the foreground of the image. Another man is standing with a leg hitched up on the railing outside the Stokes Ward. He is talking to patients that are in bed on the verandah of the building.

The photograph can be dated between 1914, when the Stoke Ward opened, and 1931, when most of the hospital buildings were damaged in the Hawke's Bay earthquake.

Photographer unknown.
Primary Maker
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white postcard photograph.
Height x Width: 85 x 136mm
Subject date
1910-03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 4024 b
Other number(s)
4024 b, 77621

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