Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A survey of Auckland slums 1951

The health department became concerned at the state of houses in Freemans Bay and surrounds in 1951 when disease broke out and some children were turning up at school in a poor condition. Families were living in one room. Bathroom facilities were limited, there were open drains and rat infested rubbish.

For more information see BAAK A431/7b at Auckland National Archives.

The back view of 215 Hobson St.


  1. this is so cool, i tink my dad lived here

  2. well he must have been trash lol