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. The Intermediate Normal School, Ferguson St. Palmerston North, opened on 5 February 1941, one of the earlier intermediate Schools in New Zealand. It had a role of 676 pupils. Parents participated in the School Committee and the Home and School Association which were both active in fund raising.