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Playcentre, Eastbourne (1st of 2)

Playcentre, Eastbourne

The playcentre movement was founded in the 1940s by groups of suburban mothers interested in parent-supported childcare. Playcentre sessions were generally held on weekday mornings and mothers took turns to supervise the pre-school children. John Pascoe photographed this playcentre in Eastbourne, Wellington, in 1944.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: PAColl-7985-80
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Suburban women', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010