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Robin Hyde

about Robin Hyde


Angel-guarded liar in a pleasant, quiet room: the experiences of writer Robin Hyde in the New Zealand mental health system of the 1930s

Alison Hunt

 Image 5: The sleeping porch between Hyde’s room and the outside of the building. Visible here are the two north-facing windows from Hyde’s room, which look towards the front of the building. The sleeping porch or “balcony” was planned to accommodate four patients (“Requisition list”). The light fittings on the wall probably indicate the position of two of the beds.




Last updated 28 February, 2005