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The building was situated in Main Street East on the corner of Ruahine Street. It was constructed in 1873 to provide temporary accommodation for immigrants arriving in the district and was first used by the Feilding settlers brought to New Zealand by the Emigrants’ and Colonists’ Aid Corporation (1874). The building was later made available to the Palmerston North Borough Council for hospital purposes and was used for housing injured persons prior to their transfer to Wanganui Hospital. The image shown is a from a photograph of a sketch done in 1874 by Mary Halcombe, wife of A W F Halcombe, agent for the Emigrants and Colonists Aid Corporation.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2008N_Bg12_BUI_1824
Title
Immigration Depot, Main Street East
Relation
Public Photograph Collection
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

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Place
Palmerston North
Date
1874

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

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