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Born in New Zealand Short Film (Full Length) – 1958 Documentary

Born in New Zealand

Short Film (Full Length) – 1958 Documentary

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Today young New Zealanders start their journey free from many of the hazards that overshadowed children's lives half a century ago, when more than 80 out of every New Zealand 1000 babies died before they could walk. Now with one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world, we remember the man who saved the babies: the late Sir Frederick Truby King.
– From the narration
Together they inspired the people of New Zealand to lead the world in the welfare of mother and child. Their everlasting and living memorials are the nation's healthy children, and the great mothercraft societies which have bought immeasurable benefits to the rising generations of many lands.
– Narration, on the influence of Sir Truby and Lady King
Margaret will live, and grow ... and play in the sun.
– From the narration, on the Plunket-enhanced prospects of a premature baby