Newspaper Article 1937 – Welfare of the Triplets


Mayoress To Call a Meeting


The co-operation of the various organisations interested in child welfare generally is to be sought in the provision of a service for Mrs J.C. Anderson, of Kahuranaki, and her Coronation Day triplets. A meeting of all interested in this matter is to be called by the Mayoress, Mrs G. A. Maddison, for next Wednesday afternoon.

“It must be obvious to everyone that there will be need for some assistance and service being given Mr and Mrs Anderson in the upbringing of these three children, particularly for the next year at least,” said the Mayor Mr G.A. Maddison, this morning when announcing the intention of the Mayoress to call a meeting of local organisations concerned in child welfare.

“It is hoped that the representatives will discuss some scheme of assisting the children and the mother,” he said.

“It is expected that the youngsters will be required to go to a Karitane home for the winter months at least, and then upon their return to their home at Kahuranaki they and their mother will require some nursing and other services.”

Mr Maddison also mentioned that he had written to the Minister of Health, the Hon. P. Fraser, seeking the co-operation and assistance of the Government, and the Hon. W. E. Barnard, Speaker of the House, had also interested himself in the matter.

“It is my intention to make a substantial grant, or donation, from the Lord Nuffield Fund,” he added.

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  • Mary, Elizabeth and Rose Anderson
  • Mrs J C Anderson
  • Honourable W E Barnard
  • Honourable P Fraser
  • Mr and Mrs G A Maddison

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