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*Ngawhatu Hospital… Home or nightmare?* Ngawhatu Valley was the site of an orphanage industrial school, and later a psychiatric hospital. St Mary's Orphanage[st-marys-boys-cemetery/] operated from 1886-1919. Ngawhatu Psychiatric Hospital operated...Read more about "Ngawhatu Hospital"...
Stories from Schools
Your Stories from Schools The following stories, which are themed in the Your Story section of the site, have been contributed by regional school students. These stories have been lightly edited, with...Read more about "Stories from Schools"...
Ngawhatu Hospital, Orphanage and Valley
*The Orphanage Era of Ngawhatu Valley* Orphanage stream in in Stoke takes its name from a Roman Catholic home for boys which was once sited in the Ngawhatu Valley. Commonly called...Read more about "Ngawhatu Hospital, Orphanage and Valley"...
St Marys Boys Orphanage Cemetery
St Marys Boys Orphanage Cemetery, Ngawhatu, Stoke Nelson St Marys Boys Orphanage was blessed and opened on 18 August 18861 by Bishop Francis Redwood. The New Zealand Government paid...Read more about "St Marys Boys Orphanage Cemetery"...
The Brothers Islands and Lighthouse
Off the north end of Arapawa Island in Cook Strait lie a group of islets known as The Brothers. In Maori tradition, these are Ngawhatu Kai-ponu: ‘the eyeballs...Read more about "The Brothers Islands and Lighthouse"...