Victorian Turkish baths directory
   

                           

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Victorian Turkish baths in Australasia

Last updated: 14 February 2011
           

Establishments are arranged alphabetically by country, city, and address.

Dates in red are sightings
Dates in blue are accurate openings or closures to the best of our knowledge

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


Australia New Zealand

         

Victorian Turkish baths in Australia

There were Victorian Turkish baths in Sydney and
Melbourne before there was one in London.

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(without whom this table would be very sketchy indeed)
                 

ADELAIDE, SA: Adelaide Arcade (Little Collins Street end)

1885—1969

ADELAIDE, SA: Grenfell St: Osbaldiston's Turkish Baths

1867 only

ADELAIDE, SA: King William Rd: City Baths, 1863
     (Turkish baths added few yrs later)

1867—1969

ADELAIDE, SA: Hindmarsh Turkish baths

1897

BALLARAT, VIC: Armstrong St: Turkish baths

18631867

BLUE MOUNTAINS CITY, NSW: Kings Theatre Turkish Baths

1920s

BONDI, NSW: Queen Elizabeth Drive: Bondi Surf Pavilion: Turkish Baths

1929—1977

BRISBANE, Qld: Albert St (154): Hall's Turkish Baths1

1868—1899

BRISBANE, Qld: Albert St: Halliday's Turkish Baths1

1894—1913

BRISBANE, Qld: Ann Street, H Barltrop's Excelsior Turkish & Cold Baths

1881

BRISBANE, Qld: Perry Street,  Petrie's Bight: H Barltrop's Excelsior Baths

1889—1896

BRISBANE, Qld: Skinner St, West End: Turkish Baths

1889, 1894

CAMPBELLTOWN, Tas: Campbelltown Benevolent Hospital Turkish Baths

1860s  

COOLGARDIE, WA: Turkish Baths2

1895—

GEELONG, Vic: Great Ryrie St: Turkish Baths (Mr Jones, Mgr)

1871—

HAWKESDALE, Vic: 'Dunmore': private Turkish bathhouse

1866—

HOBART, Tas: Harrington St: Hobart Turkish Baths3

1868—1928

LAUNCESTON, Tas: Charles St: Edward Ackerman's Turkish Baths

1863—1893

LAUNCESTON, Tas: Paterson St: Queen Victoria Swimming and Turkish Baths

1897—1950s

LAUNCESTON, Tas: Upper Elizabeth St

1861—

MAITLAND, SA: Turkish baths

1872, 1873

MELBOURNE, Vic: Bourke St E (24): Thomas Hosie's Turkish Bathing Palace
     and Bar
4

1873—1881

MELBOURNE, Vic: Chapel St (282-4): Prahran Arcade: Tolley's Turkish Baths5

1890—1900

MELBOURNE, Vic: Elizabeth Street: Nick Spartels' Turkish Baths

1920s, 1970s

MELBOURNE, Vic: George Parade West: Oasis Turkish Baths

?

MELBOURNE, Vic: Little Collins St (360): Bjelke-Petersen Institute Turkish
      Baths

1929—1945

MELBOURNE, Vic: Lonsdale Street: Fullalove's Turkish Baths

1867—1926

MELBOURNE, Vic: Lonsdale Street: Oriental Baths

1860—1866

MELBOURNE, Vic: Royal Arcade, Bourke St: Turkish Baths6

1870—1929  

MELBOURNE, Vic: Russell Street (127) : Burton's Turkish Baths

1871, 1875

MELBOURNE, Vic: Swanston Street (420): City Baths

1904—1983

MOUNT WILSON, NSW: Richard Wynne's Turkish bath Article by Mary Reynolds

1880s—1895  

NEWCASTLE, NSW: Hamilton Road: Turkish Baths (F W Reay)

1879—1902

PERTH, WA: Bazaar Terrace: Oxone Hotel and Turkish Baths

189?

PERTH, WA: Murray St (132): Smedley’s Hydropathic and Russo-Turkish Baths

1901—1904

PERTH, WA: Pier St (11): Max Wilson's Turkish Baths

1904, 1925

PERTH, WA: Pier St (29): Smedley’s Hydropathic and Russo-Turkish Baths

  1904—

PERTH, WA: St George's Baths, including Turko-Russian Baths

    1897   

PORT MACQUARIE, NSW: Turkish Baths

    1870—   

ROCKHAMPTON, Qlnd: Duster's Turkish Baths

1877, 1878   

SYDNEY, NSW: Bligh Street (27): Turkish Baths

1861—1921
image, notes

SYDNEY, NSW: Castlereagh St/Martin Pl: Australia Hotel Turkish Baths

 1922—1971

SYDNEY, NSW: Reservoir Street: Dobson's Turkish Baths

 1948, 1952

SYDNEY, NSW: ElizabethStreet (183): Ladies Turkish Baths

—1921   

SYDNEY, NSW: Liverpool St: Turkish Baths

    1923    

SYDNEY, NSW: Liverpool St (150): Ultra Modern T Baths Arthur Thomas (Propr)

    1954—

SYDNEY, NSW: Oxford St: Wigzell's Hairdressers and Turkish Baths

    1883—

SYDNEY, NSW: Pitt St (158):  J Stuart's Turkish and Russian Baths

1865, 1875

SYDNEY, NSW: Pitt St (204):  Savoy Turkish Baths

1928—

SYDNEY, NSW: Spring St (15): First Victorian Turkish bath opened in Australia by John Le Gay Brereton

1859—1861

SYDNEY, NSW: Dobson's Turkish Baths nr Central Station

 1911

TEMORA, NSW: Turkish Baths

 1880

TOWNSVILLE, Qld: Denham Street: Turkish Baths F Shaw (Propr)

 1892, 1893

TOWNSVILLE, Qld: Strand: Corporation Turkish Baths W Treeve (Lessee)

 1894, 1895

 

 
  Susan Aykut for much of the information about Turkish baths in Australia
Mary Reynolds, Secretary, Mount Wilson Historical Society

           

Notes:

1. There were two Turkish baths in Albert Street, Halliday's opening next to the Australian Hotel, while those owned for many years by E Lethem, JP (and latterly owned by Samuel Bird) were next to White's Hotel.   [Back]

2. Designed by the distinguished architect, Edwin Summerhayes   [Back]

3. Hobart Town Turkish Bath Company Ltd set up at the instigation of Henry Llewelyn Roberts in 1867. Baths built at a cost of  £400, opening in September 1868. Company liquidated 1892, H L Roberts (Liquidator). A later proprietor was W Chester   [Back]

4. Hosie’s bath opened [by Governor Sir George Bowen] 23 October 1873     Prahran Telegraph     (6 Dec 1873)   [Back]

5. Opened on 31 July (?) 1890     Prahran Telegraph     (2 Aug 1890)   [Back]

6. Operated, at various times, by Pietriche, Hosie, and members of the
Lucas family  
[Back]

 

New Zealand Australia

               

AUCKLAND: Lorne Street: Auckland Turkish Baths

1882—1928

AUCKLAND: Upper Queen Street: King Daniel Sykes's Turkish & Russian Baths

1875—1882

AUCKLAND: Queen Street: Auckland Pleasure Turkish Baths (George Walker)

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)

1874—1908  

DUNEDIN: Octagon: Hall's Turkish Baths

 1879—1897+

DUNEDIN: Dunedin Public Baths: (Turkish baths added after baths opened)

   1913—    

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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Susan Aykut

Alison Holmes, Archives Assistant/Information Officer, Dunedin City Council Archives
Noël Siver

 


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