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A photographic series prepared by the Prime Minister’s Department in 1947 to attract British migrants. The Evans family of 5 Mansford Place, Palmerston North were selected to show the living conditions of a typical New Zealand family. Betty Evans is posed with two staff members representing her friends in the Rosewood Tea Rooms on the second floor of Rosco’s department store in The Square. It was regarded as the height of elegance with polished rosewood panelling and in the evening it offered fine dining accompanied by a ladies’ trio performing classical music. The morning and afternoon teas served on delicate china and silver cake stands were well within the means of the residents of Savage Crescent state house suburb for special occasions.

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2010N_A175-67-1_004218
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Evans Family Collection: Mrs Evans at CM Ross Co. Ltd Tearooms
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CA: Evans Collection A175/67/1
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Palmerston North
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1947

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Palmerston North City Library

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