Story: Taupori Māori – Māori population change

State housing

State housing

With many Māori moving to cities after 1945, Māori became eligible for state housing in 1948. Their houses were built by the Department of Maori Affairs, but were similar to those occupied by Pākehā tenants. In general their new homes were a significant improvement on those they had left behind in rural areas or in the older central-city suburbs. These children are outside a Maori Affairs house in Takanini, Auckland, in the 1970s.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6539/A95,413

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How to cite this page:

Ian Pool and Tahu Kukutai, 'Taupori Māori – Māori population change - Post-war changes, 1945–1970', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31325/state-housing (accessed 23 October 2020)

Story by Ian Pool and Tahu Kukutai, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 27 Sep 2018