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Plunket books were first introduced about 90 years ago. Since the 1980's they've been produced by the Ministry of Health and now called Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health books.

Plunket books were first introduced about 90 years ago. Since the 1980's they've been produced by the Ministry of Health and now called Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health books.

Plunket's early years - nurses at the Karitane Home for Babies in Dunedin.

Plunket's early years - nurses at the Karitane Home for Babies in Dunedin.

Plunket Work in New Zealand, 1955

Plunket Work in New Zealand, 1955

Rural home visiting by Plunket Nurses

Rural home visiting by Plunket Nurses

Babies in bassinets at Truby King's cottage, approx. 1906

Babies in bassinets at Truby King's cottage, approx. 1906

The Plunket Society was founded over 100 years ago in 1907 in Dunedin by child health visionary, Sir Frederic Truby King.

The Plunket Society was founded over 100 years ago in 1907 in Dunedin by child health visionary, Sir Frederic Truby King.

Great to see Dads as part of parenting education from Plunket in the '50s

Great to see Dads as part of parenting education from Plunket in the '50s

Auckland Plunket mobile unit, 1940's

Auckland Plunket mobile unit, 1940's

'12 Essentials', Truby King, 1955

'12 Essentials', Truby King, 1955


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Photos from the memorial service Canterbury Plunket staff attended on 22.02.12. A day of remembrance, reflection and resilience #eqnz

Photos from the memorial service Canterbury Plunket staff attended on 22.02.12. A day of remembrance, reflection and resilience #eqnz

Plunket's early years - nurses at the Karitane Home for Babies in Dunedin.

Plunket's early years - nurses at the Karitane Home for Babies in Dunedin.

'12 Essentials', Truby King founder of Plunket Society New Zealand. 1955

'12 Essentials', Truby King founder of Plunket Society New Zealand. 1955

Babies in bassinets at Truby King's cottage, approx. 1906

Babies in bassinets at Truby King's cottage, approx. 1906

Plunket Work in New Zealand, 1955

Plunket Work in New Zealand, 1955

Great to see Dads as part of parenting education from Plunket in the '50s

Great to see Dads as part of parenting education from Plunket in the '50s

Early version of todays Education in Schools program. Not just for girls now though!

Early version of todays Education in Schools program. Not just for girls now though!

The Plunket Society was founded over 100 years ago in 1907 in Dunedin by child health visionary, Sir Frederic Truby King.

The Plunket Society was founded over 100 years ago in 1907 in Dunedin by child health visionary, Sir Frederic Truby King.

Auckland Plunket mobile unit, 1940's

Auckland Plunket mobile unit, 1940's

Photos from the memorial service Canterbury Plunket staff attended on 22.02.12. A day of remembrance, reflection and resilience #eqnz

Photos from the memorial service Canterbury Plunket staff attended on 22.02.12. A day of remembrance, reflection and resilience #eqnz

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