Kōrero: Housing and government

State houses: 1940s state-house family (1 o 4)

State houses: 1940s state-house family

A family pose outside their house in the Lower Hutt state-housing suburb of Taitā in 1949. The dwelling is actually a double unit (semi-detached), designed to look like a single unit. These were erected to save money. Most tenants vied for a single-unit dwelling because they represented the New Zealand suburban ideal of a stand-alone house on a spacious section, and hence had higher social status than double or multi-unit dwellings.

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New Zealand Herald
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Ben Schrader, 'Housing and government - State loans and state houses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/32425/state-houses-1940s-state-house-family (accessed 28 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012