Story: Daily life in Māori communities – te noho a te hapori

State housing, Ōtara, 1960s

State housing, Ōtara, 1960s

Clutching a portable tape-recorder (popularly known as a ghetto blaster) outside his newly built state house in the south Auckland suburb of Ōtara, this young man represents the huge numbers of mainly young Māori who arrived in cities after the Second World War. They often encountered suspicion and hostility from longer-established residents, and found few facilities intended to support their integration into urban patterns of life.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: RM B_W 338 - Otara 1981 N5_2 neg 4
Photograph by Robin Morrison

Permission of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Daily life in Māori communities – te noho a te hapori - Daily life in modern Māori communities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40905/state-housing-otara-1960s (accessed 13 August 2020)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013