Story: Parenting

Mothercraft class, 1946

In the past girls did mothercraft classes at school, where they learned how to care for babies. This clip from 1946 shows some willing and (despite what the narrator says) not-so-willing babies being bathed by a crowd of adoring girls.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 248. National Film Unit, 1946

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Lesley Patterson, 'Parenting - Mothers, fathers and parenting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2022)

Story by Lesley Patterson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 26 Jun 2018