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Born to a Changing World


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Chapter One: Open Air and the Whare Kohanga: Maori Birth Ways -- Chapter Two: Lying In: Pakeha Birth Ways -- Chapter Three: 'Destitute and Ailing': Giving Birth in Hospital -- Chapter Four: 'What Beautiful Children These Are!': Clothing the Baby -- Chapter Five: From Wet Nursing to Condensed Milk: Changes In Infant Feeding -- Chapter Six: Christening, Churching and Circumcision: The Religious Rituals of Childbirth -- Chapter Seven: 'The Angel of Death Was Waiting for Them': Maternal Illness and Death -- Chapter Eight: 'She Has No Baby Now to Call Her Mother': Infant Death

About the Author

Alison Clarke is a freelance historian, who also works part-time at the Hocken Collections, University of Otago. She previously worked as a nurse for twenty years. She completed a PhD in history at the University of Otago in 2003. This was published in her first book, 'Holiday Seasons', and in various book chapters and articles, one of which won the Bruce Mansfield Award for the best article published in the 'Journal of Religious History, 2002-2003'. Ali has continued to research various aspects of the social and religious history of nineteenth-century New Zealand, writing further book chapters and articles. She has also written a centennial history of Dunedin student residence Knox College.

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