This row of ‘workmen’s homes’ still stands in Patrick St, Petone, near Wellington, after more than a century. These early state houses were built to high standards, but often proved too expensive and too far from workplaces to suit the low-income residents they were intended for.
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Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Reference: Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1909, H-11B
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