In 1951 the Auckland district office of the Department of Health investigated the living conditions of families in the suburb of Freemans Bay. 'The Survey of dirty children' revealed the sub-standard conditions in which many children were living. This little boy stands beside an open drain next to the kitchen door of a three-bedroom house in which 18 people lived.
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Auckland Regional Office, Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
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