Story: Children’s homes and fostering

Residential institutions: classroom at Epuni Boys Home, 1974 (1st of 3)

Residential institutions: classroom at Epuni Boys Home, 1974

Schooling has always been an important element of the care offered at institutions and homes for children. The government-run Epuni residence in Lower Hutt had an in-house school. These boys are having a maths lesson in 1974.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1974/1019

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Children’s homes and fostering - Government institutions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28589/residential-institutions-classroom-at-epuni-boys-home-1974 (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 Dec 2018