Archives, Dr D B Hewat; 1952-2003; WY.2003.11.110


Archives, Dr D B Hewat

About this object

Folder of archival material pertaining to Dr D. B. Hewat, M.B. CH. B.

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 practising 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.

Box contains:

Hand drawn maps: 3 pages consisting of nine small district maps drawn 1952-2003. These would have been used by Dr Hewat to help locate home visit patients and assist in emergencies

A well weathered map on a large brown envelope riveted on heavy card showing all areas in his catchment area as doctor.

2 different size note pads with Dr Hewat's letterhead

A blue jotter pad from Burroughs Wellcome, January 1963 with calendar

Brochure: Plan your family Anovlar

Brochure: New Medication to prevent pregnancy

Brochure: 4 Good Things to Keep Baby Healthy and Happy

Brochure: Isoject Terramycin

Brochure: Ergalan, new help for migraine sufferers

Eye Chart

Brochure: First Aid in a few words

Food Guidance Charts and other information regarding weight reduction and ways to slim: 7 booklets contained in a folder

Date Made


Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Wyndham

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card
inorganic, processed material, metal, steel
organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, sisal


h 100 mm x w 445 mm x d 590 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

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