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School under construction

School under construction

The Heaton Street school in Christchurch is being built in the mid-1950s. In the decade after the Second World War, as returned soldiers got married and began to raise families, there was a very large private investment in housing. This was paralleled by the large state investment in primary schools to cater for the baby-boom children.

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Brent Layton, 'Investment - Post-war investment, 1940 to 1980', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2022)

Story by Brent Layton, published 11 Mar 2010