In 1973, under the watch of Matron Grattan, this now-demolished former nurses' home at Wellington Hospital operated by "standards of conduct . . . akin to those… Read more "Good Night, Nurse"
Another victim of the earthquakes, this historic wartime island was once used as a quarantine station, Maori fortification and a defence against Russian attacks. On arrival and after a…… Read more “New Zealand’s Island Fortress”
Inside an abandoned former catholic girls school/farm/’rehabilitation unit’ we visited in mid 2013. Founded by a French sisterhood in 1953 -“the girls who came into the care of the…… Read more “The Farm”
October 2013: There was no point in trying to talk Gunner out of surmounting yet another obstacle- an historic abandoned suspension bridge.
A re-posted video of Petone College from early 2013. This former high school- abandoned, vandalized and the victim of numerous arson attacks- has finally been euthanized to… Read more "Escuela Mala"
One of our old haunts has finally been demolished. Hutt Valley High School (formerly Petone Technical College) was closed in 1998, but partially used up until 2002.… Read more "Bad Education (redux)"