Opoia Private Hospital

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Circa 1914
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Opoia Private Hospital was located on River Road and was the first private maternity home in Hamilton. It was opened by Dr Andrew Seymour Brewis, before World War I. Aerial photos from 1945 show the building located on the river side of River Road between Te Aroha Street and Myrtle Street. The property backed on to Opoia Road and Jesmond Park. Jesmond Park was named in honour of Dr Brewis who donated the land to the city. His home "Jesmond", which was on Garden Place Hill, was named after his home town of Jesmond Dene.
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