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Sun sea & sustenance: the story of the Otaki Children's Health Camp / Di Buchan.

By: Buchan, Dianne.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand : Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 311 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780947493554; 0947493557.Other title: Sun, sea and sustenance : the story of the Otaki Childrens Health Camp.Subject(s): Children's Health Camps Board | Children -- Health and hygiene -- New Zealand -- History | Children -- Institutional care -- New Zealand -- Otaki -- Anecdotes | Child health sevices -- New Zealand -- History | Health facilities -- New Zealand -- Otaki -- HistoryDDC classification: 362.732099359 Summary: "Toothbrush drill, sunbathing, treks through forest to the beach, marmite on toast, cod liver oil and Lane's emulsion ... here are 47 rich and often entertaining reminiscences from residents and staff at the Otaki Children's Health Camp. Sun, Sea & Sustenance is a salute to the outstanding individuals who have contributed to New Zealand's first permanent health camp, just north of Wellington, by the seaside at Otaki. This book gives us a diverse insight into camp life - from times of malnutrition and the TB epidemic, through the war, and to the reappearance of child poverty and the camp's increasing focus on psychological wellbeing with a whole-of-family approach. We also get snippets of Otaki's history and hear about the involvement of local residents: market gardeners, farmers, retailers and community groups. The one constantly uplifting element throughout the recollections, though, is the environment. The sea and the river, the sand hills and pine plantation, and that unforgettable building that became an icon of the health camp movement: the rotunda"--Back cover.
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"Toothbrush drill, sunbathing, treks through forest to the beach, marmite on toast, cod liver oil and Lane's emulsion ... here are 47 rich and often entertaining reminiscences from residents and staff at the Otaki Children's Health Camp. Sun, Sea & Sustenance is a salute to the outstanding individuals who have contributed to New Zealand's first permanent health camp, just north of Wellington, by the seaside at Otaki. This book gives us a diverse insight into camp life - from times of malnutrition and the TB epidemic, through the war, and to the reappearance of child poverty and the camp's increasing focus on psychological wellbeing with a whole-of-family approach. We also get snippets of Otaki's history and hear about the involvement of local residents: market gardeners, farmers, retailers and community groups. The one constantly uplifting element throughout the recollections, though, is the environment. The sea and the river, the sand hills and pine plantation, and that unforgettable building that became an icon of the health camp movement: the rotunda"--Back cover.

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"Toothbrush drill, sunbathing, treks through forest to the beach, marmite on toast, cod liver oil and Lane's emulsion ... here are 47 rich and often entertaining reminiscences from residents and staff at the Otaki Children's Health Camp. Sun, Sea & Sustenance is a salute to the outstanding individuals who have contributed to New Zealand's first permanent health camp, just north of Wellington, by the seaside at Otaki. This book gives us a diverse insight into camp life - from times of malnutrition and the TB epidemic, through the war, and to the reappearance of child poverty and the camp's increasing focus on psychological wellbeing with a whole-of-family approach. We also get snippets of Otaki's history and hear about the involvement of local residents: market gardeners, farmers, retailers and community groups. The one constantly uplifting element throughout the recollections, though, is the environment. The sea and the river, the sand hills and pine plantation, and that unforgettable building that became an icon of the health camp movement: the rotunda"--Back cover.