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Dr Hjelmar von Dannevill

Author and researcher Julie Glamuzina talks about the extraordinary life of Dr Hjelmar von Dannevill. The doctor arrived in New Zealand in 1911 with little documentation and began working in a health home in Miramar. During WW1 von Dannevill was investigated and then imprisoned on Matiu/Somes Island in Wellington harbour. Jared Davidson has also written about Hjelmar.

Note there are spelling variations on the doctor's name: Hjelman, Hjelmar and Dannevill, Dannevil and Danneville.

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Record date:27th February 2020
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Interviewer:Gareth Watkins