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 and Jack Evans are shown at the front of the house of Mr. W D Cooksley, Burns Avenue, offering to take a friend, Beryl Watson, to the pictures (movies). The photograph shows the standard of house that could be a bought with a State Advances (government) loan available to those who could afford the mortgage. The car was provided for publicity purposes and the family would usually walk or take the bus to the centre of the city for entertainment.