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The New Zealand Dental Services



There were no standardised plans for the building of dental accommodation in the Islands Group with the result that there was a variety of structures. All contained the essentials but differed according to the ingenuity of section commanders. Environment and the character and availability of materials, as well as the limitations imposed by lack of experience in construction, influenced the choice of design. Most were erected by the Dental Corps men themselves, except for certain special work such as plumbing and electricity and a general expert supervision.

Rain and heat were constant companions and buildings had to be constructed with this in mind, although it was found to be impossible to shut out all the rain and keep cool as well.