Story: Building trades

Carpenter building a state house (1st of 2)

Carpenter building a state house

Well-known photographer John Pascoe photographed this carpenter building a state house at Naenae in 1944. The government’s involvement in house construction from the late 1930s helped to employ many tradesmen after a period when there had been little house-building work due to the economic depression.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-001172-F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Building trades - Carpenters, joiners, painters, decorators and plasterers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010