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Child Welfare Clinics in New Guinea

A look at the work of infant welfare nurses in New Guinea.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 105 | Year : 1958 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Centre located near Port Moresby run by workers trained by the Department of Health. Indigenous children playing outdoors, painting at easels. Indigenous nurses seated outdoors in training session with Australian nursing sister. Nurses learning how to bath baby as part of Infant Welfare course. Indigenous trainee nurses watching demonstration. Small baby laid on table having its nappy changed. Older baby placed on scales to be weighed. Australian nursing sister taking notes. Land Rover through forest carrying infant welfare nurses. Village close to Mount Lamington. People with babies. Indigenous and non indigenous infant welfare nurses shake hands with village people. Baby laid on scales and weighed. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 43425 | 1 min 7 secs | 1950s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |