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Western Australia - Glossary Term

Mothercraft Nurse (1940s - 1970s)


Qualifying as a mothercraft nurse involved months of study and training in the care of infants and young children (generally up to three years of age). The Alexandra Home for Mothers and Babies (Inc) and Mothercraft Training School, and it's successor, Ngala Mothercraft Home and Training Centre Inc., served as Western Australia's mothercraft nurse training schools.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004,

Prepared by: Debra Rosser