Archives, Wyndham Maternity Hospital; 1979-1981; WY.0000.1254


Archives, Wyndham Maternity Hospital

About this object

These archival records pertain to submissions for the Retention of the Wyndham Maternity Hospital. They include:

Submissions by the Southland County Council to The Hospitals Advisory Council in Support of the Wyndham Maternity Hospital - Folder containing a variety of correspondence relating to the pros and cons of closing the Wyndham Maternity Hospital.

Minutes of the District Organisation to form an Action Committee for the purpose of keeping the Wyndham Maternity Hospital open from 1980; letters of support from Drs Hewat and Morgan; Statements of Interest from BNZ; letters from individuals expressing their concern regarding the closure.

Despite every effort the Hospital was closed in August 1981.

7 Photographs
1. Sister Isobel Howe matron Wyndham Maternity home) with baby Peter Howe Haslemore 24.10.53
2. Jeanette Ryan nurse aide Merle Caldwell
3. Sister Howe, Merle Fenton (Mrs J Caldwell), with baby Haslemore, Kath Collins (Mrs Cyril Kirby) and daughter, LorraineClark (Mrs Peter Anderson)
4 Merle Fenton (Mrs J Caldwell) nurse aide with baby Haslemore Peter Howe Haslemore
5. Sister Howe with Peter Howe Haslemore,first baby born in Maternity home. Merle Caldwell
6. Dr Hewat
7. Isabella Howe Queens Service Award

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Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Wyndham

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card
inorganic, processed material, metal, nickel


w 440 mm x h 95 mm x d 590 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Buildings and Structures

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

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Orphaned work

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