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Canberra Mothercraft Society celebrates 90 years

This year, the Canberra Mothercraft Society (CMS) is celebrating 90 years of service to the Canberra community.

Established in 1926, the Canberra Mothercraft Society is longest standing health service provider in the ACT, supporting thousands of families in that time.

They founded several community based services for families, including our modern-day Child and Maternal Health Services and the development of pre-school and childcare services in Canberra.

They are also the longest continuous provider of a public hospital service in Canberra, through the Queen Elizabeth II Family Centre (fondly known as QEII).

CMS are immensely proud of their history and this impressive milestone.

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THE QEII YEARS: 1963-2013 Staff Memories by Mary Hutchison – book available for purchase


This book is an historical account of the Queen Elizabeth II Family Centre, told through the memories of decades of staff.

For $15 you can purchase a hard-copy or an e-copy, by contacting reception on 6205 2333 or All proceeds will go to the Canberra Mothercraft Society Community Development Fund.

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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.