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The Mothers Love Rose was planted to commemorate 35 years of Nursing Mothers.

Established in 1964 by Mary Paton and five of her friends - Jan Barry, Glenise Francis, Pat Paterson, Pauline Pick and Sue Woods, with the idea of breast feeding mothers supporting each other. The association commenced at a time when censorship restrictions would not allow words such as `breast`, `pregnant` or `nipple` in public print or on the airwaves.

The Postmaster General`s Department would not allow the word `breastfeeding` to be printed in the telephone directory. The name Nursing Mothers` Association was decided upon as it combined the ideas of breastfeeding and nurturing.


Address:D`Aguilar Highway & Barr Smith Street, Yarraman, 4614
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.842264
Long: 151.981994
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1964
Approx. Event End Date:1999


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August-1999
Front Inscription

"Mothers Love".

Celebrating 35 years of Nursing Mothers

Presented by Yarraman Nursing Mothers Group

August 1999

Source: MA
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