Story: Disability and disability organisations

Ernest Moon

While a disability can restrict work opportunities, it can also encourage inventive ways of working, allowing many people with disabilities to perform the same work as a person without a disability.

This 1917 greeting card shows Ernest Moon, postmaster at Te Uku (near Raglan), writing with his foot.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Beverley Macpherson Collection
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How to cite this page:

Martin Sullivan, 'Disability and disability organisations - Care until the early 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Martin Sullivan, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Jul 2018