Jack and Gerta, St Hilda's Children's Home

Waller, Edith
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A photograph of two young children identified as Jack and Gerta taken at St Hilda's Children's Home, Otane, between 1919 and 1920. Gerta has her face buried in Jack's arm as they appear to play. Jack wears knitted overalls and a shirt. Gerta wears a pale dress. There are two other girls watching on. The are partially visible at the left of the image. The children are pictured in the yard that surrounded the villa used as the children's home.

The photograph is in an album containing images of the children who were living at the Anglican orphanage from 1919 to 1920.

The photograph is attributed to Miss Edith Waller who was Matron of St Hilda's at the time.
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Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted on black paper pages in an album of green linen with gold embossed printing on the front.
Height x Width: 44 x 65mm
Jack Gerta, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject date
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 16419
Credit Line
gifted by Marsha Donaldson
Other number(s)
m93/21, Album 41, 16419, 82416


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