Story: Bay of Plenty region

Workers’ huts, Kawerau

Workers’ huts, Kawerau

The township of Kawerau mushroomed when work started on the Tasman pulp and paper plant in 1953. Workers came from many parts of New Zealand and overseas to construct the plant and the houses and amenities for the labour force. Single men were housed in these huts.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty region - Depression and recovery: 1930s to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Aug 2016