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. Michael Evans is shown for the photograph as receiving treatment in a hospital physiotherapy pool at the Palmerston North Hospital. The poliomyelitis (‘infantine paralysis’) epidemic of 1947 increased the need for such services. Free outpatient treatment in public hospitals was established in 1939.