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. Children drinking school milk at Normal Intermediate School 1947. The free milk in schools scheme started in 1937 and supplied half a pint to children each day. This was part of the First Labour Government’s scheme to improve the health of New Zealand children and use some of the surplus milk supply during the Depression. By 1940 the scheme was available to 80% of schoolchildren. It was discontinued in 1967. John Evans is on the left, in the second row left with his eyes to the camera.