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Seacliff and Karitāne - Roadside Stories

Seacliff and Karitāne - Roadside Stories


Karitane, Dunedin

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to the history of the Otago towns of Seacliff and Karitāne. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

The seaside Otago town of Seacliff was the site of a lunatic asylum for almost 100 years. In 1907 former asylum superintendent Truby King, a resident of nearby Karitāne, set up what was to become the Plunket Society -- an organisation to support and advise mothers on baby care. Highly successful, Plunket is still active today.

Postnatal and baby care,

Babies at a Karitane hospital, 1957,

Plunket nurse weighing a baby,

North of Dunedin,

Mental health services,

Frederic Truby King,

Janet Paterson Frame,

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit

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