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The latest venture of the Society for the Health of Women and Children is the production of a high-class publication —"The Plunket Magazine: A Journal of Motherhood and Mothercraft." The first number, delayed ill appearance to a slight extent owing to the war, should prove a really valuable aid to women, and its artistic appearance makes it an adjunct for any library. Iu an introduction to the journal, Mrs. Trilby King, president of the Society for the Health of Women and Children, states: "Nothing which came before our recent conference at Wellington evoked greater enthusiasm than the suggestion that this magazine should be produced as an organ of the _ society, and wo feel that its success is assured ahead. To the branches of our organisation, scattered over the whole Dominion, find to the Plunket nurses, a periodical giving bright and interesting accounts of their doings and experiences in the wonderland of babyhood will be more than welcome —but something broader than this is aimed at; The first appeal will naturally be, to our existing members and co-workers, but there are thousands of others, not yet members of the society, who nevertheless read the weekly "Our Babies" newspaper column, and these readers will no doubt soon look with even greater interest to the appearance of each new number of 'The Plunket Magazine.' The two' publications will be nvutuallj; helpful—the one will supplement and aid the other. They will be consistent, but will cover different ground." . It is the hope of the society-to see the magaziue soon win its way to the heart of everv household where there are young children. Further, it is felt that this women's magazine, founded for the sake of women and* children, will bring many parents to realise more clearly than ever what a beneficent purpose "the society serves, by binding all together in a spirit of _ mutual helpfulness, as co-workers in a common cause. The first number contains, in addition to reports of branches and addresses of Plunket nurses and secretaries throughout New Zealand, many valuable articles, a noteworthy one being by Dr. Tniby King, entitled "Breast Feeding: Ought There to he any Failures?" Apart from the articles dealing with the health and care of babies, there are in the contents of the magazine such subjects as "Sport for Growing Girls," and "Hockey for Girls." The first is a subject which is commended to those parents who have girls attending large girls' schools. The concluding wish of the president can be echoed by all who have the care o? the future citizens of New Zealand at heart. Mrs. Truby King says:—"ln conclusion I cannot wish 'The Plunket Magazine' a better or higher destiny than that it should prove itself worthy of the exalted claim made for the society nearly seven years ago from Government House; by Lord and Lady Plunket—that it was founded .for the sake of women and children, for the. advancement of the Dominion, and for the women of the Empire."

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THE PLUNKET MAGAZINE, Dominion, Volume 8, Issue 2427, 5 April 1915

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THE PLUNKET MAGAZINE Dominion, Volume 8, Issue 2427, 5 April 1915