The first state house, 1978

David and Mary McGregor standing outside 12 Fife Lane in 1978. They had bought the house in 1952, at a time 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.


Archives New Zealand/Te Whare Tohu Tuhituhinga O Aotearoa
Head Office Wellington
Reference: ABVF 7484 Box 1 18

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