Story: Rural services

Mobile dental clinic

Mobile dental clinic

Mobile dental clinics served some rural areas in the mid-20th century. This dental nurse welcomes a rather reluctant young patient on board at Te Kaha, Bay of Plenty, in 1949.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-033761; F/A11,617
Photograph by William Wilson

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 October 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008