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Council flats: Auckland, 1954 (1st of 3)

Council flats: Auckland, 1954

Minister of Māori Affairs Ernest Corbett and John Luxford, Auckland's mayor, inspect a new block of council flats under construction in inner-city Nelson Street in the 1950s. Corbett may have been viewing the dilapidated 19th-century housing in the background, where many newly urbanised Māori were living. During the 1960s many Māori residents were rehoused in new state-housing areas in South Auckland.

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Ben Schrader, 'Housing and government - Council housing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 20 Jun 2012