State housing dominated much of New Zealand building during the 1940's - 1960's. Built to a high standard using durable materials these weatherboard houses made up almost 28% of all new builds during this period. Now known for their durable, sturdy build, these once state owned weatherboard homes are now highly sought after in the search for a solid home.
A woman and two men stand outside a dwelling thatched with nīkau palm fronds in the Waikato, New Zealand in with washing drying on lines. Women’s long dresses were rather impractical in a damp bush environment, and their hems were often muddy