The first state house, 1937

Shot at the opening of the Labour government's first state house at 12 Fife Lane, Miramar, Wellington, in 1937, this is one of New Zealand's iconic photographs: Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage lifts a cumbersome dining table through a cheering throng toward the house's threshold.

Credit

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PAColl-5800-49
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page: 'The first state house, 1937', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/the-first-state-house-savage, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 15-Jul-2013

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