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Single men’s huts, Gracefield

Single men’s huts, Gracefield

These single men’s huts are in the railway camp at Gracefield in the Hutt Valley in 1954. They were designed to be transportable on railway wagons. The Railways Department built thousands of ‘railway houses’ and single men’s huts – mainly in its Frankton factory, which turned out almost 1,400 prefabricated houses between 1923 and 1929.

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Neill Atkinson, 'Railways - Housing the workers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21417/single-mens-huts-gracefield (accessed 27 June 2017)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016