Story: Children’s homes and fostering

Orphanage children, 1926

Orphanage children, 1926

The children and staff of the Anglican orphanage in Papatoetoe gather for a photograph with the Archbishop of New Zealand, Alfred Averill, in 1926. The children would have been dressed in their best clothes (not worn ordinarily) for the archbishop's visit.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Children’s homes and fostering - Church institutions and charitable aid', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 September 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 Dec 2018