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Trade training after the Second World War

Trade training after the Second World War

From 1944 to 1953 the Rehabilitation Board trained more than 7,000 ex-servicemen, to help them find work after the Second World War. Most training was in building trades, especially building state houses. These men are shown plastering the foundations of a house.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
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Jeremy Baker, 'Apprenticeships and trade training - Apprenticeship until 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2021)

Story by Jeremy Baker, published 11 Mar 2010