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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 Evans, an early tenant of the Savage Crescent state suburb, Palmerston North, in her modern kitchen. State house kitchens were functional with floor to ceiling cupboards, terrazzo bench tops and electric stoves such as the Atlas pictured here. The national state housing scheme was a huge stimulus to New Zealand manufacturers and between 1931 and 1957 200,000 Atlas stoves were produced by Christchurch based firm Scott Brothers.

Identification

Object type
Image
Relation
CA: Evans Collection A175/67/1
Date
1947
Digitisation ID
2010N_A175-67-1_004212
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Research File

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Palmerston North

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