Story: Voluntary welfare organisations

Teaching blind children (1st of 3)

Teaching blind children

The Foundation for the Blind, formed in 1890, received generous government funding because it was seen as the main provider of services to this group. These blind children are learning shorthand and typing in a classroom at the Blind Institute in Parnell, Auckland, probably in the early 1900s.

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Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind
Reference: Ken Catran and Penny Hansen, Pioneering a vision: a history of the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind 1890–1990. Auckland: Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind, 1992, pp. 28

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Margaret Tennant, 'Voluntary welfare organisations - Welfare services expand, 1890s–1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2019)

Story by Margaret Tennant, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 18 Sep 2018