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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. Jack Evans chats with Palmerston North Mayor, Augustus (Gus) Mansford, at the gate of his house in Chaytor Street. Betty Evans was a member of the Business Girls’ Club of which the Mayoress was patron and Mrs Mansford arranged for the Evans family to be chosen for the publicity photographs. Before her marriage Betty was a tailoress, working at the firm of Crawford and Neil in The Square. The photograph may also be intended to show the lack of class distinctions in New Zealand.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2010N_A175-67-1_004222
Title
Evans Family Collection: Palmerston North Mayor, Augustus Mansford, with Jack Evans
Held In
Research File
Relation
CA: Evans Collection A175/67/1
Date
1947

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Chaytor Street, Palmerston North

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Evans Family Collection: Wedding at All Saints’ Church, Church Street
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Tony Evans Collection: West End School Primer class
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