Canberra Mothercraft Society,

The Hydrangeas

What really stood out for me was all about communication. Communicating with each other and staying connected and connecting with our baby by ‘reading’ the baby and understanding what our baby is telling us.

– Julie

This group of former CMS staff and colleagues is named in memory of Gwladys Cheal, a much-loved former Board member. Gwladys adorned the former QEII building (in Civic) with beautiful hydrangeas picked from her own garden.

Rhodanthe Lipsett, and Rosemary Lee

The group meets for morning tea three or four times a year to stay connected with QEII and CMS and each other. Members actively collect narratives of memories—rich data for our oral history.

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Connecting families to their communities

We wish to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which CMS and its services at QEII are located, and their Elders past and present.