Story: Primary health care

Rural district nursing

This district nurse worked on the North Island's East Coast in the 1940s. This 1946 film clip shows some of her regular duties – helping mothers and young children, and attending to the hygiene needs of schoolchildren.

Using this item

Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 257. National Film Unit, 1946

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Michael Belgrave, 'Primary health care - Establishing medical control, late 19th and early 20th centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 October 2021)

Story by Michael Belgrave, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2019