Story: City history and people

Visiting the Plunket nurse (2nd of 2)

Visiting the Plunket nurse

Suburban life was shaped by gender, work and home. During the week the breadwinner father went off to work and the suburb was the world of mothers and children. This 1946 image shows mothers and children waiting outside their Dunedin homes to see a Plunket (paediatric) nurse at a mobile clinic.

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David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - Suburban life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by David Thorns and Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010