The Centre

New Zealand, Dec 2011: At the close of the Second World War, this former Air Force base was converted into a “Mental Deficiency Colony” to house children deemed ‘backward’. By the mid 1970’s it had become the largest psychopaedic hospital in the southern hemisphere, with a population exceeding 700. The centre was “deinstitutionalisation” in 2005 […]

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Marycrest

  Horowhenua, NZ, Sept 2012:  There’s not a lot of information freely available about Marycrest, a former catholic girls’ “rehabilitation” school at Te Horo on the Kapiti Coast. From what I can ascertain, it was founded in 1953 by Sister Mary Teresa Kennedy and Mary St Finton of the French based Good Shepherd Sisters. According to researcher Roscoe […]

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Lake A

Lake Alice, Rangitikei NZ, Sept 2012:  Another drive-by the infamous Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital. I was watched closely by a number of people on the site, but with the aid of a telephoto lens grabbed a few long range shots. Most of the buildings seem to be gone or in the process of being demolished. […]

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The Clinic Film

Apologies, I’ve been a bit quiet here lately… the reason being my notebook had a bit of a meltdown-  the keyboard malfunctioned entirely and was rendered useless. Luckily it was still under warranty and was repaired and returned today…  I finished this short video just prior to the keyboard issue. It’s mostly shot at a […]

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Haus

Foxton, Horowhenua, NZ, June2012:  An abandoned house I noticed while passing through Foxton. It’s seen better days and looks more suited to a horror film set-  ie. Hitchcocks infamous 1960 film Psycho.

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