Victorian Turkish baths directory

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C. Some Victorian Turkish baths abroad


New Zealand

This table lists some of the known stand-alone Victorian-style Turkish bath establishments abroad.

Known opening and closing dates are indicated in the table. All articles include a chronology, though these do not appear in the version of the site without frames.

Dates in blue  are accurate openings or closures to the best of our knowledge;
Dates in maroon  are first and last sightings;
Plus or minus signs  indicate 'and later' or 'and earlier'.

When one or both of the icons on the left of the table appear in red, this indicates that there is an article, notes, chronology, or stand-alone captioned image relating to the establishment. Clicking on the left hand icon []] takes you to that establishment's page on the site; clicking on the right hand icon  [] takes you to any available no-frames version. A right hand icon  [] on its own takes you to a relevant captioned image page.

If you have access to local newspapers and can add, amend, or correct any dates, please do contact us.

Table last revised: 03 November 2018
[]] [] AUCKLAND: High Street (later, Lorne Street): Auckland Turkish Baths 1883—1928
[]] [] AUCKLAND: Upper Queen Street: King Daniel Sykes's Turkish &
   Russian Baths
[]] [] AUCKLAND: Queen Street: Auckland Pleasure Turkish Baths 1931
[]] [] BLENHEIM: Market St: Criterion Hairdressing Saloon & Turkish Baths 1884
[]] [] CHRISTCHURCH: Cashel St: Hall's Turkish Baths 1884—1902
[]] [] CHRISTCHURCH: Ayers's Turkish Baths 1878—
[]] [] DUNEDIN: Moray Pl: Otago Turkish Baths
   First Turkish bath in NZ
[]] [] DUNEDIN: Octagon: Hall's Turkish Baths 1879—1897+
[]] [] DUNEDIN: Dunedin Public Baths
   Turkish baths added after baths opened
[]] [] NELSON: Bridge St: Clapham's Turkish Baths 1891—
[]] [] WELLINGTON: Burlington Arcade: Joyce's Arcadian Turkish Baths 1937
[]] [] WELLINGTON: Manners St: Hall's Turkish Baths 1892—1915
[]] [] WELLINGTON: Mulgrave St: King Daniel Sykes's Turkish Baths 1882—
[]] [] WELLINGTON: Kent Terrace: E Gawne's Turkish Baths 1880—
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