Story: Māori housing – te noho whare

House built for a Māori farmer

House built for a Māori farmer

From the 1920s the government agreed to the creation of Māori rural development schemes that included provisions for new housing. This is a house built for a Māori farmer in Reureu (near Whanganui) using a state loan and a Public Works Department design. The second image shows the farmer's dilapidated former home.

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Reference: Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives (New Zealand), 1939, G–10.

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Ben Schrader, 'Māori housing – te noho whare - Whare and health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40349/house-built-for-a-maori-farmer (accessed 22 August 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013