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A photographic series prepared by the Prime Minister’s Department in 1947 to attract British migrants. The Evans family of 5 Mansford Place, Palmerston North were selected to show the living conditions of a typical New Zealand family. Michael Evans is shown for the photograph as receiving treatment in a hospital physiotherapy pool at the Palmerston North Hospital. The poliomyelitis (‘infantine paralysis’) epidemic of 1947 increased the need for such services. Free outpatient treatment in public hospitals was established in 1939.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2010N_A175-67-1_004185
Title
Evans Family Collection:Palmerston North Hospital Physiotherapy pool
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Research File
Relation
CA: Evans Collection A175/67/1
Date
1947

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Palmerston North

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