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The first state house, 1978
David and Mary McGregor standing outside 12 Fife Lane in 1978. They had bought the house in 1952, when the National government was keen to promote the sale of state houses to tenants. In the early 1980s it was repurchased by the Housing Corporation.
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'The first state house, 1978', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/the-first-state-house1978, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 14-Oct-2014
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