Story: Women’s health

Dead mother and child, 1910 (1st of 2)

Dead mother and child, 1910

Death of the mother or baby during childbirth remained common in New Zealand in the early 20th century. Mrs Gilmer and her child are shown here arranged after death.

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Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection
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How to cite this page:

Megan Cook, 'Women’s health - Pākehā women’s health, 1840s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011