In 1954 the Department of Māori Affairs issued a number of standard plans for the construction of Māori housing. They resembled the state rental houses built for (mainly) Pākehā tenants, with modern features such as built-in wardrobes. The absence of a prescribed dining area suggests that eating, in this house at least, was to be carried out in the kitchen.
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Reference: MA22 2
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