Lunatic Asylums Department created – first social service Department in New Zealand



History and information regarding the creation of the first social service department in New Zealand. The Lunatic Asylum.

Table of contents

Bubonic plague scare — Health continued to be a major concern — Maori living conditions were appalling — Influenza pandemic — Social Security Act — Shacks and overcrowded houses — Maori encouraged to migrate to the cities — Maori life expectancy — Maori health indicators improved — New diseases — Measles epidemic among Ngai Tahu — Treaty of Waitangi signed — Colonial hospitals established in Auckland — Maori physical health — hospital and Charitable institutions — Lunatics Ordinance — Land wars led to confiscation — Measles epidemic among North Island tribes — Maori population fell — Old Age Pension Act.



Primary author: Unknown

Author biography: Corporate/institutional

Publisher: Unknown

Publication format: Education resource

Publication date: Unknown

Publication place: Unknown

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: 362.2 LUNA – Filing Cabinet

Content type: History, Implementation

Sector: Education – tertiary, Health

Informal group: Māori, Pākehā

General related topics: Social change – organisations

Historical period: 20th