ProvenanceChair used at Children, Youth and Womenâ€™s Health Service (CYWHS), possibly as part of a playgroup or similar.
The CYWHS was established in 1909 by Dr Helen Mayo, Miss Harriet Stirling, and Mrs P Morice. Known then as the School for Mothers in Adelaide, the organisations aim was to reduce infant mortality by providing expert advice to mothers.
In 1926 the School for Mothers changed its name to become to Mothers and Babies Health Association (MBHA). Run from its Adelaide headquarters on South Terrace, most knew the MBHA as the local baby health centre where the sisters monitored babiesâ€™ growth and dispensed advice on feeding and management routines. In its peak, the MBHA introduced three baby health trains that took clinics to small, isolated communities.
On 1 July, 2011, CYWHS changed its name to the Womenâ€™s and Childrenâ€™s Health Network (WCHN).SignificanceThis chair is part of a larger collection from the Children, Youth and Women's Health Service (CYWHS). Operational in Adelaide for over 100 years, the CYWHS collection documents the contribution of a local enduring and indispensable service to the South Australian public.DescriptionHandmade wooden chair for a child. The back of the chair is cat shaped and the features of the cat have been outlined with white paint. A small fur tail has been attached to the bottome right side of the cat.AcknowledgementDate of CreationBetween 1st January 1930 and 31st December 1960Date of UsageBetween 1st January 1930 and 31st December 1975Accession NumberHT 2016.1455