Victorian Turkish baths directory

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The Otago Turkish Baths, DunedinThis table lists some of the Victorian-style Turkish bath establishments in New Zealand

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: 18 March 2023
[]] [] AUCKLAND: High Street (later, Lorne Street): Auckland Turkish Baths 1883—1928
[]] [] AUCKLAND: Upper Queen Street: King Daniel Sykes's Turkish & Russian
[]] [] AUCKLAND: Queen Street: Auckland Pleasure Turkish Baths 1931
[]] [] BLENHEIM: Market St: Criterion Hairdressing Saloon & Turkish Baths 1884
[]] [] CHRISTCHURCH: Cashel St: Hall's Turkish Baths
   Article on these baths by Wendy Riley
   The archaeological dig in 2020 by Clara Watson
[]] [] CHRISTCHURCH: High Street: Ayers's Turkish Baths
   Article on these baths by Wendy Riley
[]] [] CHRISTCHURCH: Manchester Street: Turkish Baths for ladies
   Information about these baths in article by Wendy Riley
[]] [] CHRISTCHURCH: Salisbury Street: McIintosh'sTurkish Baths
   Information about these baths in article by Wendy Riley
[]] [] CHRISTCHURCH: Worcester Street: Taylors' Turkish Baths
   Information about these baths in article by Wendy Riley
[]] [] DUNEDIN: Moray Pl: Otago Turkish Baths
   First Turkish bath in NZ
   Image above
[]] [] DUNEDIN: Octagon: Hall's Turkish Baths   1879—1897+
[]] [] DUNEDIN: Dunedin Public Baths
   Turkish baths added after the 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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Susan Aykut
Alison Holmes, Archives Assistant/Information Officer, Dunedin City Council Archives
Wendy Riley, for much information about Turkish baths in Christchurch, New Zealand
Noël Siver


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