This web feature was written by Ben Schrader and produced by the team.



  • Ben Schrader, We Call it Home: A History of State Housing in New Zealand, Reed, Auckland, 2005. Both the book and this web feature were commissioned by Housing New Zealand Corporation to mark the 100th anniversary of state housing in New Zealand in 2005. They were authored by Ben Schrader and produced by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
  • Gael Ferguson, Building the New Zealand Dream, Dunmore, Palmerston North, 1994
  • A. D. Trlin (ed), Social welfare and New Zealand society, Wellington, Methuen, 1977
  • Peter Shaw, A History of New Zealand Architecture, Hodder Moa Beckett, Auckland, 1997
How to cite this page

'Further information', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 21-Jul-2014