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A hospital was first established on the Tainui Street site in 1924.
The land was once owned by Thomas Jolly who purchased it for thirty shillings from Major Jackson Keddell of the 4th Waikato Regiment. Keddell had been granted 400 acres for his services during the Waikato campaign.
In 1894 Jolly died after being gored by a Jersey bull and his assets passed to his wife and two sons. By 1905 the process of breaking up the estate had begun. An early purchaser of part of the estate was Andrew Seymour Brewis, uncle of Dr Edward Cecil Brewis, one of the founding doctors of Braemar Hospital Ltd.