Story: Māori housing – te noho whare

Māori Affairs state house

Māori Affairs state house

Māori and Pākehā children pose outside a new state house in the South Auckland suburb of Takanini in the 1970s. From the 1950s many Māori families living in slum-like conditions in the inner-city suburbs of Auckland and Wellington were re-housed in new Māori Affairs Department state houses in the outer suburbs like this one.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6539/A95,413

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Māori housing – te noho whare - Urbanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013