Shot at the opening of the Labour government's first state house at 12 Fife Lane, Miramar, Wellington, in 1937, this is one of New Zealand's iconic photographs: Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage lifts a cumbersome dining table through a cheering throng toward the house's threshold.
Alexander Turnbull Library
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'The first state house, 1937', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/the-first-state-house-savage, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 21-Jul-2014