Story: Suburbs

Building a state house, Tāmaki

Building a state house, Tāmaki

A team of builders employed by Fletcher Construction – (from left) J. Morgan, P. Thiebault, J. Lonergan, E. Collett, A McKerchar and K. Kelly – are busy framing up a state house in Tāmaki, Auckland, in 1954. The light wooden frame and tile roof are typical of low-cost suburban houses in this period.

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Mark Derby, 'Suburbs - The state builds suburbs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 February 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010