Story: Hospitals

Babies at a Karitane hospital, 1957

Karitane hospitals were established by the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society to care for new babies who were not thriving at home. These babies are being cared for in 1957 – the 50th anniversary of the hospitals' founding.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 61. National Film Unit, 1957

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Linda Bryder, 'Hospitals - Maternity, women’s and children’s hospitals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Linda Bryder, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 13 Jun 2018, updated 1 Jul 2022