Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Seacliff in the Video tab.
The seaside Otago town of Seacliff was the site of a lunatic asylum 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.
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Postnatal and baby care
Babies at a Karitane hospital, 1957
Plunket nurse weighing a baby
North of Dunedin
Mental health services
Frederic Truby King
Janet Paterson Frame
Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides that follow major road trips in New Zealand. The stories cover the places you’ll pass along the way – their people, their history, their cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/
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