Kōrero: Pregnancy, birth and baby care

Christening gown, 1911

Christening gown, 1911

Different faiths and communities have ceremonies to welcome or bless newborn babies, such as a Christian baptism ceremony. This is Mrs Clark and her young baby dressed in a christening gown in 1911. Some gowns were carefully preserved and worn by babies over generations.

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 31-66117
Photograph by Herman John Schmidt

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Pregnancy, birth and baby care - Baby rituals and conventions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26187/christening-gown-1911 (accessed 8 December 2019)

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