Milly and Ena, St Hilda's Children's Home

Waller, Edith
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A photograph of a girl identified as Milly taken at St Hilda's Children's Home, Otane, between 1919 and 1920. Milly is standing in a yard in front of a white picket fence that surrounded the villa used as the children's home. She wears a dark dress with a collar and belt. She has a pale headband in her short dark hair. A girl in a light coloured dress shielding her eyes from the sun is standing on the verandah at the right of the image. She is identified as Ena.

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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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
Milly Ena, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject date
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 16424
Credit Line
gifted by Marsha Donaldson
Other number(s)
m93/21, Album 41, 16424, 82427


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