Happy Mother’s Day

Kia ora and Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums. Here are some Mums of days gone by:

Mothers and babies gathered outside St. Helen’s Hospital, Sydenham
The hospital, a wooden building in Durham Street, Sydenham, had been opened about two years earlier. It was a birthing place for the wives of working men. The hospital was, like other hospitals, named St. Helen’s to commemorate the birthplace of the recently deceased Premier, Richard John Seddon (1845-1906).


Proud mothers and their chubby children
Prize-winners in the baby competition, which was a feature of the picnic held at Kowhai [Kowai] Bush, by the combined staffs of the Christchurch City Council.

And some mother photos from our Flickr site:
Mother and Daughter Mother and daughter Mother and Daughters in Cathedral Square Family Portrait Off to Church Four Generations Feeding Time Mum and Eli My Cool Jeans on Mum The Riley Elf Leaving the Farm

Four Generations of women

For more Mother pictures, have a look at the Digital NZ set Mums.

2 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day

  1. linda blackwell 12 May 2013 / 12:34 pm

    How lovely to see those photos of the good old days, i remember st helens,i had a brother who was born there,the rest of us were born in England.thankyou for taking me down memory lane Donna

    • Donna 13 May 2013 / 10:20 am

      Thanks Linda, glad you enjoyed it. That St Helens photo is one of my absolute faves in our collection – and you have a family connection.

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