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State house, 1930s


Most state houses in the 1930s and '40s were constructed for nuclear families. Here is the Holmes family standing outside their new Naenae state house in 1945.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/4-001168-F
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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