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Tresillian Stories

The Tresillian Archives are a treasure trove of resources that tell the story of the Royal Society of Wefare of Mothers & Babies. It’s everything from old weighing scales, to traditional nurses uniforms, name badges, not to mention feeding equipment and baby toys from a bygone era, that brings to life the pioneering spirit of our child and family health sisters.

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    When I gave birth to my triplet daughters in 1993, I took them straight from hospital to Tresillian for assistance to get them into a feeding routine. When I arrived at the Petersham facility, I was met at the doors, told to go to a local restaurant to have dinner with their father, to get […]

    Oh my goodness you saved my sanity I came to the Wolstoncroft establishment with my first daughter after I simply couldn’t manage the amount of milk I had – such a huge help for new mothers – I then booked myself in for my second daughter in 1977 which again was a wonderful experience I […]

    I came to Tresillian, Petersham, Sydney, NSW in 1982. Straight from the hospital. At the time I was homeless and no family support. I was frightened for my daughter. The medical staff made me feel welcome and wanted. The nurses fussed over my little bundle of joy. They helped me do everything for my daughter […]

    Trained at Tresil for 15mths. Some of the best days of my life there, assisting bubs and mums, along side a lovely group of other girls who were also training. I still keep in close contact with one other Tresil Nurse…we are in our 60s now! Sister Ayre and Sister Seagrove were there during our […]

    My memory is of the great Dr Kath Winning…a caring, highly qualified paediatrician. She had time for everyone, and respected every single mother for their roles as new mums alone. A gorgeous, very no nonsense doctor, she really took Tresillian through the 70s. Note she was one of the first female medical graduates from Sydney […]

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