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Sir, —Soma two years ago the members of our Hospital Board were visiting various localities, looking after a suitable property for tho above purpose. One of the first' places selected was tbs property in Halfway Bush that they have now decided to buy, but owing to local opposition it was turned down at that time. Then a property was fixed on near Caversham. and the board were almost committed to buy. However, it fell through, I was given to understand, by the offer of another property at a much lower price in the Halfway Buah. In fact, two prooorties were off cued in this district, but were declined on the' econo of distance, as. though, in these days of motor cars, d’stanoe was of much consequence. tVao distance of any importance when the l>oard decided to build a Consumptive Hospital at Palmerston South? If report >■ true, it is anything but an ideal site. \fteiv.'?.rds the" board fixed upon a sit* •Vu Pine Hill, and exchanged a farm proi/°rtv they possessed- for some 30 aero* which w:»'i considered suitable. 1 thought, and most people thought, the whole thing was done with, *o Jar as a suitable, site was concerned. What was my surprise to find it was net so. but is revived by coming back to the Halfway Bush property In vour paper of the 21st Dr Gord n Macdonald lias a letter on the above subject He savs the board will make a creat mistake'in buying this property for hospital purpeesf, which I believe is quite S G. 1* . just, .the Victor falls into a very curious mistake in asserting a* i* “P""” 1 “ ~^Lca winds. As a matter of fact, it well ‘sheltered by a high belt of trees for the most part. and no- th -easterly winds. Then. throws no shadows in Hallway because that is 6iraplyimpc**ible ■u'TWa shines upon tins <»ide summer id winter. Then, again I , r :i i s t'd]/], noor, £iid I speat ;„a rwnierallv"; but taking all the land <m the felt going out. it is very good quality if fanned properly. No doubt on th Flagstaff side there if , of ' P? land, but summarising the doctor 6 ed>j - tions. the chief ones are that, the am » >o restricted and that the buildings on it are not suitable for the purposes of the board, which is true, Then acquiring a larger area, and ™ a kinC i;roper provision for the- future-«ay, 100 aevre or 60. No doubt he w on right lines here- Then bo sufficient land at Fine Hill. f most exposed place I know of. It is open to the full bias* of the westerly and southerly winds. No » tm* to ; look ahead, and make pwvwmn for future expansion In this connection, to show , how towns grow, 50 yeuie ago X wa» token ! Ll to «*> the Muller OqffiarieiTes on Dirrd barn Down at Bristol. At that time it was an open down—no houses near it. Darin" a recent visit to England I vw surprised 1« find miles upon mik of streets up to and around and behind them. , If we. have any vision, may we not anticipate when the City of Dunedin will far exceed its present boundaries? Ro it 1* wise to make provision, if'a suitable pronertv can be bought at a reasonable price. 1-1 am. *Hc.. Haxfwat Brsrr. December 24.

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THE SECONDARY HOSPITAL., Issue 15684, 24 December 1914

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THE SECONDARY HOSPITAL. Issue 15684, 24 December 1914

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