Victorian Turkish Baths in New Zealand:
Otago Turkish Baths and Oriental Sanitarium:
Dunedin, early 1900s

Otago Turkish Baths
< Photo: Cyclopaedia of New Zealand (Christchurch: Cyclopaedia Co, 1905)

Outside the Otago Turkish Baths and Oriental Sanitarium in Moray Place, Dunedin in the early 1900s.  There were two hot rooms, a cooling-room, a shampooing room, a steam bath, sitz baths and a large (36 ft x 24 ft) cold water swimming pool.

Owned by the Otago Turkish Bath Co Ltd, and opened in 1874, these were the first Turkish baths to be built in New Zealand. They closed in 1908.

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

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