ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0043 Canberra Mothercraft Society Records

Scope and Content Notes

 

Call Number HMSS 0043
Collection Canberra Mothercraft Society Records
Date Range 1926-1993
Quantity 1.75 m (10 Manuscript boxes)
Access Conditions open
Copying Conditions unstated
Related Conditions

HMSS 0141 Canberra Preschool Society Incorporated Records

HMSS 0153 Canberra Nursery School Records

The Canberra Mothercraft Society was founded in 1926 (as Women’s and Infants Health society) and emerged as The Canberra Mothercraft Society in February 1927. The Society has played a unique role amongst Canberra’s Health and Welfare Organisations. 

Growing up with the National Capital, the Society survived the tough times of the Depression and World War 11. It worked on to reach a peak of responsibility in 1969 when it administered 32 Mothercraft clinics scattered throughout the ACT, 2 Occasional Care Centres at City and Manuka, and the Queen Elizabeth 11 Home for Post Natal Care. 

Since 1927, its nursing sisters and other staff have given professional help and reassurance to thousands of mothers, babies and pre-school children, as well as providing one of the major preventative Public Health services in the Territory. The Society pioneered Canberra’s first Home Help service in 1942 and participated in the achievement of the present Emergency Housekeeper Service. That same year it initiated Canberra’s first public Playgroup conducted at Griffith (Manuka Baby Health Centre) and subsequently played a significant role in the formation in 1943 of the Canberra Nursery Kindergarten (later the Canberra Pre-School Society). 

Series List

Series 1: Minutes & Constitution etc

Series 2: General Correspondence

Series 3: General Financial Records

Series 4: Miscellaneous, Newsletters, Newspaper Clippings, Reports, Photos, History, Industrial Relations etc

Series 5: Other Societies

Series 6: Occasional Care Centres-Business files

Series 7: Queen Elizabeth II Home-Business files

Series 8: Queen Elizabeth II Home-Miscellaneous

Series 9: Queen Elizabeth II Home-Correspondence

Series 10: Queen Elizabeth II Home-Staffing, Patients Records, etc

Series 11: Queen Elizabeth II Home-Financial Records 

Series 12: Queen Elizabeth II Home-Minutes & Reports

Box List

 

BOX NO. SERIES NO. ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION DATE RANGE

1   MINUTES AND CONSTITUTION


1 1  

Minute Books-Bound

1926-1929
1 1  

Minute Books-Bound

1930-1939

1 1  

Minute Books-Bound

1939-1947

1 1  

Minute Books-Bound

1947-1950

2 1  

Minute Books-Bound

1950-1955

2 1  

Minute Books-Bound

1955-1962

2 1  

Minute Books-Bound

1962-1969

2 1  

Minute Books-Bound

1969-1981

3 1  

Minutes

1981-1987

4 1 1

Annual General Meeting

1960-1973
4 1

Annual General Meeting

1974-1984

4 1

Constitution, leases etc


4 1

Minutes of Council Meetings

1970-1976

4 1 5

Minutes of Council Meetings

1977-1979

4 1 6

Minutes of Council Meetings

1990-1993

4 1 7

Executive Minutes

1963-1972
  2   GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE  
4 2

Correspondence

1940

4 2

Correspondence

1960

4 2 10 

Correspondence

1970-1979

4 2 11 

Correspondence

1986-1993
  3   GENERAL FINANCIAL RECORDS  
5 3 12

Financial


5 3 13

Financial


5 3 14

Salary Rates


5 3 15

Wage Sheets


5 3 16

Wage Sheets


oversized 3  

Salaries/allowances books

1953-1957

6 3  

Salaries/allowances books

1960-1963

6 3  

Cash payments books

1959-1961

6 3  

Admissions books

1963-1966
  4  

MISCELLANEOUS

Newsletters, newspaper clippings, reports, photos, history, industrial relations, etc. 

 
7 4 17

History


7 4 18

Industrial Relations


7 4 19

Miscellaneous-newsletters, pamphlets etc


7 4 20 ACT Health-various reports, submissions, studies, strategic plans 

1975-1992

7 4 21 

Obstetrics-working party on proposed Unit/Birthing Centre at Woden Valley Hospital


  5   OTHER SOCIETIES  
7 5 22

Canberra Pre-School Society/ Australian Early Childhood Society, correspondence, minutes, constitution, standards

1965-1992

7 5 23

Canberra Women’s and Children Welfare Association-correspondence

1926

7 5

Women’s and Children’s Health Society Federal Capital Territory-Eastlake Branch-minutes

1926-1928

6   OCCASIONAL CARE CENTERS - BUSINESS FILES
8 6 24 

Correspondence


8 6 25 

Inventory


8 6 26 

Miscellaneous


8 6 27 

Monthly reports

1972/73

8 6  

Occasional Care Advisory Committee-Minutes

1951-1958

8 6  

Occasional Care Advisory Committee-Minutes

1958-1966

8 6  

Occasional Care Advisory Committee-Minutes

1966-1973

8 6  

Photographs of Civic & Manuka Occasional Care Centres



8   QUEEN ELIZABETH II HOME - MISCELLANEOUS
8 8 28

Functional brief

1973

8 8 29 

Miscellaneous including reviews, surveys




  QUEEN ELIZABETH II HOME - CORRESPONDENCE
8 9 30 

Correspondence

1963-1969

8 9 31 

Correspondence

1969-1980

8 9 32 

Correspondence

1981-1994

9 9 33 

Correspondence Director of Nursing

1962-1993

10   QUEEN ELIZABETH II HOME - STAFFING, PATIENTS, RECORDS ETC.
9 10  34  Patient activity/ staffing

1987-1988

9 10  35  Employee records  
9 10  36 

Social Welfare

 

11   QUEEN ELIZABETH II HOME - FINANCIAL RECORDS  
9 11  37  Budget Estimates 1971-1994
9 11  38 

Building plans/quotations

1980-1986
  12   QUEEN ELIZABETH II HOME - MINUTES, REPORTS  
9 12 39  Monthly reports/ planning/ working party meetings 1991- annual report

1991

10 12   

Sub-committee minutes

1963-1969

10 12   

Sub-committee minutes

1969-1976
10 12   

Sub-committee minutes

1977-1981