Story: Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health

District nurse

District nurse

A district nurse weighs a Māori baby at the Waiharara gumfields in Northland in the 1930s. From the early to mid-1900s there was an increase in publicly funded nurses who worked with rural Māori communities.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-006308-G
Photograph by Northwood Brothers

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How to cite this page:

Raeburn Lange, 'Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health - Slow progress, 1920 to 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27261/district-nurse (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Raeburn Lange, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018