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Residential institutions: bedroom at the Miramar Girls Home, 1974 (2nd of 3)

Residential institutions: bedroom at the Miramar Girls Home, 1974

This bedroom at the Miramar Girls Home in Wellington in 1974 is a far cry from the cavernous and impersonal dormitories of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The soft furnishings and wallpaper are bright and patterned and the girls have adorned the walls with posters.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1974/0884

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Children’s homes and fostering - Government institutions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28590/residential-institutions-bedroom-at-the-miramar-girls-home-1974 (accessed 20 January 2020)

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