Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A black and white photograph shows the interior of an infirmary ward in Auckland. A long row of beds tightly made with white sheets are pushed up against each wall. A figure dressed in a Black suit stands leaning against a bed in the background on the right , and on the left, a figure dressed in white stands. A row of radiators and plants divides the room.

Title: An interior view of The Costley Home New Infirmary Ward, which was opened by the Hon. G. Fowlds, at Epsom, Auckland, on December 9, 1907

Artist/Maker:

Date: 1907

Source: Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries

Copyright/Permissions: Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, AWNS-19071219-18-6

References: Coleborne, Catherine. Insanity, Identity and Empire: Immigrants and Institutional Confinement in Australia and New Zealand, 1873-1910. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.

Location(s): Auckland, New Zealand

 

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