Kōrero: Central and South-eastern Europeans

Helping to build New Zealand (1 o 2)

Helping to build New Zealand

In 1953, to meet New Zealand’s pressing need for more housing, the government brought in 500 prefabricated houses from Austria. Close to 200 tradesmen also came to assemble the houses, and many settled. Most came as young single men, with the interests of their age group – including motorcycle riding.

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Pātaka - Porirua Museum of Arts and Cultures
Reference: P 2. 238

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John Wilson, 'Central and South-eastern Europeans - Austrians', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/987/helping-to-build-new-zealand (accessed 2 October 2020)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015