Victorian Turkish baths directory

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Table last updated: 29 June 2017

This table lists stand-alone Turkish bath establishments alphabetically by place.

Additional establishments in this country are included in separate tables listing Turkish baths which are part of other establishments, ie, in Asylums, Hospitals, Private houses, Hydros, Workhouses, together with Turkish baths designed for use by Animals.

Known opening and closing dates are indicated in the 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'.

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[]] [] 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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