Philanthropic health care organisation for mothers and babies which grew out of the work of Doctor Truby King.

Milestone
Formed
1923
Name
Alternate
Australian Mothercraft Society
Position
1923 - 1936
1930 - 1931
1930 - 1936
1959 - 1966
1983
1985
Property
Occupied
1924 - 1974
Relationship
had Patron
1923 - 1938
Type

Karitane

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2011

Founded in 1923 as part of a worldwide wave of concern about newborn health, Karitane provided care and education to generations of Sydney mothers and nurses.

Karitane Products Society factory Surry Hills

,
2013

In the aftermath of World War I, and with the onset of the Great Depression, concern over the high levels of infant morality in Australia led the drive to develop locally made, affordable baby care products.