Sanatorium, Waipukurau

Frank Duncan & Co
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About this object
A photographic postcard of buildings at the Pukeora Sanatorium, Waipukurau. The photograph is of a small selection of stepped buildings on Pukeora Hill above Waipukurau. The sanatorium opened in 1918 to assist soldiers with respiratory damage from World War One. It later served as a tuberculosis hospital and as a home for the disabled.

Photographer unknown.
Date unknown.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photographic postcard.
Height x Width: 86 x 138mm
Real Photo Post Card, Frank Duncan & Co., Auckland, N.Z., Printed, Printed
Sanatorium Waipukurau N.Z. Tourist Series 3060, Printed, Printed
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 7942
Credit Line
gifted by Pauline Schwabe
Other number(s)
7942, m98/22, 81950


Public comments

I worked briefly as a carer at the Hohepa Home for the Handicapped, (the name being as I remember it after all these years), in the early 60s. At that time there were only a few of the TB chalets remaining on the hill below the main buildings. Amongst the residents, (then called patients), as well as others, I remember Bub who had dived off the Mohaka bridge in the Taupo ranges and broken his neck. It was a good place to work and the residents were treated in accordance with the standards of those times.

- Barbara Monteagle on 08-07-2022 21:31:36

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