Story: Inner-city living



Lybia Huata, Allies Ormsby and Aroha Te Aho – all from Wairoa – listen to records in their central Wellington flat in 1961. In the 1960s many young people gave up the institutional confines of hostel life for the freedoms of flatting (shared-house accommodation). Initially, men and women did not flat together, but in the 1970s mixed flatting became common.

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Philip Morrison and Ben Schrader, 'Inner-city living - Early inner-city living and its decline', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Philip Morrison and Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010