Kōrero: Wellington region

State housing

State housing

During the 1930s and 1940s New Zealand cities faced a chronic housing shortage. In response the government started a state rental housing scheme, which included building entire suburbs of houses. This is the Hutt Valley suburb of Naenae in 1944. Following the lay of the land, the curving streets were designed to reduce the monotony of straight streets.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-001179; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - New growth and attitudes: 1940–1975', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13271/state-housing (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015