Story: Investment

Naenae state housing (1st of 2)

Naenae state housing

Even before the war had ended the state began to invest in housing to cope with the return of the men from overseas and to cater for the expected baby boom. These houses in Naenae in the Hutt Valley are being built in October 1944 as a large state housing project that involved the construction of some 1,100 houses and a community centre.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-001179; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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Brent Layton, 'Investment - Post-war investment, 1940 to 1980', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2022)

Story by Brent Layton, published 11 Mar 2010