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. Jack Evans is shown (far right) attending a trade union committee meeting at the Labour Party Rooms in the Progress Buildings, Broadway, Palmerston North. The woman member is Mrs. Jarvis. From 1936-1961 membership of a union was compulsory in New Zealand.