Story: Disability and disability organisations

Early Institutions: Home of Compassion (3rd of 3)

Early Institutions: Home of Compassion

A crowd celebrates the opening of Mother Aubert's Home of Compassion in Wellington's Island Bay in 1907. The home cared for children with disabilities, and the chronically and terminally ill. Mother Aubert and her followers collecting food and clothes in large prams around city streets was a familiar sight in the early 20th century. The building was added on to at various times, but was demolished in 2002.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
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Martin Sullivan, 'Disability and disability organisations - Care until the early 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Martin Sullivan, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Jul 2018