The coastal Otago town of Seacliff was the site of a lunatic asylum for almost 100 years. In 1907 asylum superintendent Truby King, a resident of nearby Karitāne, set up what was to become the Plunket Society – an organisation to support and advise mothers on baby care. Highly successful, Plunket is still active today.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Seacliff and Karitāne. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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