Wow what a month March has turned out to be who would have thought the Police saying they would not be charging anyone for the abuse in the 1970's would cause so many news articles, check out the 'News articles page' for the latest articles. Paul Zentveld who was in LA in the adolescent unit has been doing a few interviews, I heard him on Radio Live earlier. TV One were interested.
So the Water Tower has been sold and is to be turned into a family home. Go grand designs! Will be interesting yet intriguing too see. Word is the Admin block has sold it will become a backpackers (although that is what it was marketed as) not much of a scary place to stay unlike the old Napier prison which was a backpackers now that's a thrill. Rest of the hospital still stands but I guess that will be coming dooooooown unless they can develop that into something soon!
Pictures below, 2 images of which were the old Nurses quarters which are now at Nga Tawa School in Marton. I will have to dig through to try and find pictures of the nurses quarters to see what they used to look like because it was a pretty big building & it appears only a small part has been moved to the school.
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Wow what a month. Here was me thinking I would have nothing to talk about!
So we have parts of the hospital on the market, Admin block, the iconic Water Tower and 2ha of land. Tenders for the property are to be in by early February and from what I have heard there has been a fair amount of serious interest so we may see a backpackers or someones dream home replace these buildings in the years to come. I can't help to think though who would want to live out there :p
Security: From what I've observed the place is lacking security big time compared to the crazy wanna be police that where previously hooning around the grounds few months ago & where either slashing tyres or chasing you off the land with there pitch forks. I'm not sure whether Old McDonald has finally given up & realized theirs nothing to steal from the hospital or they just have the Marton police on speed dial. Either way the electric fences only tickle but I think that's about it!
The Old Nurses quarters which I remember spending the night in with a few friends when I first started with the Lake Alice 'obsession' was removed and has been refurbished & is now at a girl's school in Marton, where it is being used for accommodation etc. This is great I'm really glad some of Lake Alice could be salvaged from the 10 years of abandonment.
My minds gone blank but there was a few other things I wanted to mention so guess they will be for next month (Oops thats on Monday). But apart from that my blog from last month mentioning security cameras & trip wires I think I may have been miss informed, not really sure on that one but... mind your step.
Will upload a few recent photos of the place also check out the few aerial photos I added on the main galleries page, as well as some old photos & articles about the Maximum unit on the Maximum page so take a look...
Did you see the TVOne fire video footage huge bugger because I was due to visit the place with Phoenix Paranormal that coming weekend, I am glad though that I got in there last year before the fire and took loads of photos which can be seen on UrbanExplorers. Hope they catch the bastard's that burnt it down!!
Sorry this months blogs late been a busy month, I'm off too enjoy the summer sun in Australia maaaate ;)
Leave a comment or drop me a email if you've been by Lake Alice recently or wanna talk about the place it takes up 50% of my life anyway...
Enjoy the rest of your Summer all.
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