Brace, Forearm & Hand; Unknown manufacturer; 1950-2000; WY.2003.11.102


Brace, Forearm & Hand

About this object

This is a forearm and hand brace which was used at Doctor Hewat's Wyndham practice.

About Doctor Hewat:

Doctor Hewat took over the Wyndham Practice from Doctor Baird in 1952. Although he only intended to stay in the town for a short time, he ended up practicing until his retirement in 2001. In the early days, Doctor Hewat held clinics from Woodlands to near Clinton and out to the South Coast. In later years, with the improvement of roads, patients travelled to Doctor Hewat's surgery on Balaclava Street. For most of his time, Doctor Hewat did not accept appointments, instead tending to the his patients on a first in first served basis. This often resulted in cars lined way up the street right to the Presbyterian Church.

Doctor Hewat remained in Wyndham after his retirement and died in 2003.


Unknown manufacturer

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, North Island, Auckland

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, synthetic, plastic

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten in black marker on bottom side: 'WY 2003 11'


l 325 mm x w 145 mm x d 65

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

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