Story: Child abuse

Health camps

Health camps

From 1919, malnourished children could be sent to health camps, where they were fed nutritious food, weighed and measured, and given regular exercise. The woman weighing these boys at a camp in 1928 is Dr Elizabeth Gunn, founder of the health camps.

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Child abuse - State action on child abuse', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30562/health-camps (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 11 Apr 2018