Kōrero: Housing and government

State houses: Wakari settlement (2 o 4)

State houses: Wakari settlement

While the designs of state houses were uniform across New Zealand, there were regional variations in the use of materials. In earthquake-prone Wellington most houses were built of wood, but in more tectonically stable Dunedin brick houses were popular, as shown here in this 1940s photograph of the suburb of Wakari. In North Otago some state houses were even built using local (Ōamaru) stone.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AALF W1559 6112 Box 2 15/4/4

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ben Schrader, 'Housing and government - State loans and state houses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/32426/state-houses-wakari-settlement (accessed 24 February 2020)

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