Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Assistant Matron

This is a series of posts about Owatonna State School Museum (starting here), within a series of posts about our three week holiday in the US in June, which starts here.

Apparently the Matron wasn't on her own, she had help.  They each took alternate 24 hour shifts and had their own bedroom. 

The Assistant Matron's duties including watching over the children; monitoring bath time, hygiene, bedtime and playtime. 

She also helped mend clothing and darn socks. 

On occasion she would take children on walks around town.


Anonymous said...

I came across this at another blog this morning and thought you might be interested.

Shelley said...

Wow Terri!!! This was very interesting, as well as the fact that she is from England living in TX and interested in frugality, losing weight. And she's a writer. Thanks so much for 'introducing' me!