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PHOTO FLASHBACK: Champion babies of the 1950s during Child Month

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 1:34 AMA Digital Integration production
Elaine Elisa Linton, champion baby in the annual baby show held at the Mary Issa Clinic on May 6, 1959.
Joan Elizabeth Richards, 1st prize winner of the 4th at the Child Welfare Association Baby Show held at the Issa Clinic on May 7, 1958.
Four-year old Faith Plummer who was chosen by the panel of six judges as the best baby in the Annual Baby Show held at the Mary Issa Health Centre on May 8, 1957.
Grace Smith was placed first in Class I, for babies six months to one year old at the Annual Baby Show in May 1957.

The celebration of Child's Month has been a long tradition in a country now struggling with handling violence against the vulnerable young. Looking back at how long we have been celebrating our children is a good way to recognise how much we have failed in this area and maybe point to some of the reasons to keep trying to ensure our children remain our most important asset.

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