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Lady Victoria Plunket

Lady Victoria Plunket, wife of the Governor of New Zealand
Lady Victoria Plunket, wife of the Governor of New Zealand 1905, Photograph by Stanley Polkinghorne Andrew (about 1879-1964), New Zealand, courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand (S P Andrew Collection, 1/1-014571-G)

Lady Victoria Plunket (1875–1968) was Plunket's namesake, as well as the organisation's patron and advocate. A mother of eight, she had plenty of child-rearing experience to call on. 

Lady Plunket was also the wife of the Governor of New Zealand. Her high-society connections, plus her proposal for specialist childcare nurses, proved central to Plunket's success.



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