World War, 1939-1945. New Zealand. Disabled soldiers and rehabilitation

[ca 1944-1949]
Sparrow Industrial Pictures Ltd

Photographs mainly relate to Disabled Servicemen's Centres in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Napier. Shows men (including ex-Maori Battalion) in the various workshops and therapy rooms undertaking cane-work, bootmaking and repair, basketry, embossed leather work, weaving, rug making, toy making, upholstery, cabinetry, carpentry, clock making and mop making. Photographs of men making artificial limbs and an amputee being fitted with a new limb; blind returned servicemen in the Occupational Therapy Room learning to read in braille.

Photograph of Mr Tom W Cameron, who trained at Disabled Servicemen's Centre at Wellington, outside his jewellery shop with watchmaker R T Dixon; returned serviceman buying new clothes in a department store (Wellington); cafeteria at Christchurch Disabled Servicemen's Training Centre building, and Hawke's Bay Training Centre, Napier; frontage to a boot repair shop in [Wellington?]; NZ Rehabilitation Camp at the Old Park Camp, Dover showing Private Sheeran playing table tennis with M Rosenfeld; Hon C F Skinner, MP (Minister of Rehabilitation) laying foundation stone for Christchurch Branch of Disabled Servicemen's League, 30 Oct 1944 (Lt Colonel J Murphy, Chairman of the League).

Photograph of an [opening?] ceremony held in front of a large concrete building with a bowling green in front. Backdrop looks like Wellington but locality and building unable to be identified.

Photograph of Disabled Servicemen's Vocational Training Centre in Anzac Street

A G W Sparrow Industrial Pictures Ltd took a number of the Auckland photographs.

View of artificial limb workshop; men recuperating on the verandah of the military hospital across the road from Lake Rotorua.

Quantity: 60 b&w original photographic print(s).

Additional description

Alternative form available: Original negatives for some prints at 1/4-070302 to 1/4-070307 and 1/2-070310 to 1/2-070315, 1/2-176211 to 1/2-176213

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New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency / World War, 1939-1945. Photographs
60 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs
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