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A photographic series prepared by the Prime Minister’s Department in 1947 to attract British migrants. The Evans family of 5 Mansford Place, Palmerston North were selected to show the living conditions of a typical New Zealand family. Betty Evans attends the examination of her son Michael at West End School by the visiting school doctor, Dr Talbot. Dr Lonie was the medical officer for the Manawatu District at the time. By the late 1940s all New Zealand children had a medical examination on entering school, were seen by a nurse at Standards 2 and 6 and could be referred to a medical officer. The Polio epidemic of 1947 underlined the need for preventive health care for children.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2010P_A175-67-1_004186
Title
Evans Family Collection: School Medical Services, West End School
Held In
Research File
Relation
CA: Evans Collection A175/67/1
Date
1947

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Palmerston North

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Related items

Evans Family Collection: Mrs Evans collecting the Family Benefit
Evans Family Collection: Mrs Evans and baby at the Palmerston North Plunket Rooms
Evans Family Collection: At the Dental Clinic, Intermediate Normal School
Evans Family Collection: Visit by Doctor to the Evans home, 5 Mansford Place
Evans Family Collection: Nurses at Palmerston North Hospital
Evans Family Collection: Nurses at Palmerston North Hospital
Evans Family Collection: Palmerston North Hospital physiotherapy pool
Tony Evans Collection: Jack and Betty Evans and friends
Evans Family Collection: Wedding at All Saints’ Church, Church Street
Evans Family Collection: John and Michael Evans off to school, 5 Mansford Place
Tony Evans Collection: Betty and Ronnie Evans, 5 Mansford Place.
Tony Evans Collection: West End School Primer class