Kōrero: Diverse families

Mum, Dad and the kids

Mum, Dad and the kids

During the 1993 election the Labour Party campaign focused on 'Ken and Marion', parents in a fictional middle-income, conventional nuclear family. The Evening Post interviewed a real Ken and Marion, parents of three children, who lived in Lower Hutt. They discovered that this family was relatively well-off, as Ken earned $60,000 a year. They paid $1,000 a month on their mortgage and groceries cost $600 a month. The real Ken and Marion were concerned about unemployment, crime, education and health policies, and the future cost of tertiary education for their children.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1993/3541
Photograph by John Nicholson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Rosemary Du Plessis and Candice Diggelmann, 'Diverse families - Extended family and sole-parent households', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31592/mum-dad-and-the-kids (accessed 6 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Rosemary Du Plessis and Candice Diggelmann, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 Jun 2018