17 May 2017

Sound Archives: Plunket turns 110

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:45 pm on 17 May 2017

One of our most famous institutions, Plunket, turned 110 years old this week.  "The Society for the Promotion of the Health of Women and Children" was founded at a public meeting in Dunedin in May 1907 by Dr Truby King. It was re-named The Plunket Society after one of its early supporters, Lady Plunket, the wife of the governor-general at the time.

Sarah Johnston from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has been listening to some sound recordings from the archives about the Plunket Society and has chosen a couple to share with us.

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