The former Magdalene Asylum “Marycrest” on the Kapiti coast near Wellington from a few years ago. It is now finally under new ownership. New videos/photos hopefully forthcoming. More information here.
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Inside an abandoned former catholic girls farm/’rehabilitation unit’ I visited in mid 2013. Founded by a French sisterhood in 1953 – “the girls who came into the care of the sisters often had problems that could not be resolved in their normal environment and needed the loving care of others to restore their sense of self-worth.” The […]
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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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