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Mental Health Treatment [Untitled Pink Plastic Sleeve]

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of correspondence and newspaper clippings that are primarily focused on Mental Health treatment in New Zealand during the 1950s and 1960s. Specific attention is paid to Sunnyside hospital in Porirua and some of the correspondence is directly addressed to the health minister at the time, H.G.R. Mason. Some focus on how mental health is treated in the justice system. Also included is some correspondence with lawyer Michael Leggat in 2002, regarding his client, a patient at the facility. The publication date range is 1956-2002. The subject matter includes the Hulme/Parker case of 1954 and the Belcher case of 1955 into said date range.


  • Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the J C Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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