Story: Governors and governors-general

The first Plunket medal (1st of 4)

The first Plunket medal

Victoria, Lady Plunket, presents the first Plunket medal to the first Plunket nurse, Mrs Murray, in Dunedin in 1909. No mere figurehead in the Plunket Society, Lady Plunket addressed meetings, forged a national administration and helped to design the nurses’ uniforms. She also patented a hood for baby prams and other conveyances for carrying children, Truth reported in 1909, commenting that Lady Plunket was the mother of seven, so should know what was needed.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: Otago Witness, 18 August 1908, p. 46

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Community duties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2021)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Sep 2016