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Samoan family, 1980s

Samoan family, 1980s

In New Zealand home ownership is regarded as an indication of success, and the government has assisted people on lower incomes to buy their own homes. This Samoan family bought their home in Newtown, Wellington, with the help of a Community Housing Improvement Programme loan.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1980/0637/9A
Photograph by Brett Richardson

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John Wilson, 'Society - Families and households', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 September 2023)

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