Story: Disability and disability organisations

Rehabilitation training

Rehabilitation training

Soldiers disabled because of the First World War learn wool classing as part of their rehabilitation into society. During the war more than 1,000 New Zealand men had limbs amputated, while others suffered sensory loss or experienced shell shock (posttraumatic stress disorder) and related disabilities. Some ended the war with multiple disabilities.

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Martin Sullivan, 'Disability and disability organisations - Care until the early 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

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