Kōrero: Pregnancy, birth and baby care

Roadside Stories: Seacliff, Karitāne and Plunket

The seaside Otago town of Seacliff was the site of a mental hospital for almost 100 years. In 1907 former 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, Karitāne and Plunket. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Pregnancy, birth and baby care - Postnatal and baby care', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/35356/roadside-stories-seacliff-karitane-and-plunket (accessed 11 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 24 Oct 2018