In the 19th and early 20th centuries babies were delivered by midwives as well as by doctors. 'Granny' Smithson, seen here in the mid-1930s, was a midwife who worked in Levin from the 1890s to the 1930s.
Using this item
Kete Horowhenua, Horowhenua Historical Society
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.