‘Health­ful sit­u­a­tion’ of Porirua Asy­lum

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peo­ple were housed there? Won­der if they were all truly ‘‘un­well’’?!!! Poor peo­ple! We used to call it ‘‘the men­tal home’’ - how ig­no­rant we were. Heard some aw­ful stories over the years and there was al­ways one or two pa­tients that es­caped and caused com­mo­tion round Tawa, Lin­den, Porirua. How dif­fer­ent the site is now, well, what’s left of it. Glad it’s gone - bad karma.’’

Porirua Lu­natic Asy­lum: This photo was taken in 1910 by an uniden­ti­fied pho­tog­ra­pher and shows the rear and part of the front wing of the main cen­tral block.

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