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Christmas at Kimberley

Christmas at Kimberley

Santa Claus hands out presents at Kimberley (formerly the Levin Training Centre), probably in the early 1970s. Many children with intellectual disabilities were sent to Kimberley in the North Island or Templeton Centre in the South Island at an early age. Often families lived far away, so occasions that would normally have been celebrated in the home became part of institutional life.

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Kete Horowhenua, Horowhenua Historical Society
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Photograph by J. Cumming

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Care and carers - Care of people with disabilities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 January 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 11 May 2018