Manchester Road Board

MDC 3.2
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The Manchester Highway Board was formed in 1876 from the Manawatu Highways Board (later Road Board) and came under the Manawatu County Council. After the passing of the 1882 Road Boards Act, all Highway Boards were renamed as Road Boards. In 1883 half of Manawatu County separated to form the Oroua County Council, which the Board now came under. In 1884 the Board assumed the powers of a county when the operation of the Counties act was suspended within the boundaries of Oroua.

By 1902 the Manchester Road Board and the Halcombe Town Board were the only remaining Boards in Oroua County, the others having formed the Kiwitea, Pohangina and Kairanga Counties. In 1902 the Manchester Road Board petitioned for the Counties act to be reinstated in what remained of the Oroua County. This was granted in 1903, the Road Board was dissolved and was used as the basis for reforming the Oroua County Council.

Corporate Body Type
Government Organization
Related Entities
is antecedent of (RiC-R016): Oroua County Council
is successor of (RiC-R016i): Manawatu Road Board


Name Sort descending Identifier Dates
Manchester Road Board Cash Books MDC 00338 1877-1894
Manchester Road Board Contract Ledgers MDC 00340 1897-1900
Manchester Road Board Dog Register MDC 00347 1883-1891
Manchester Road Board Early Clippings of Public Notices and Topical Issues MDC 00349 1883-1900
Manchester Road Board General Ledgers MDC 00339 1877-1896
Manchester Road Board General Rate Cash Books MDC 00343 1876-1891
Manchester Road Board Gorge Road Toll Gate Day Book MDC 00341 1886-1888
Manchester Road Board Inward Correspondence MDC 00337 1878-1903
Manchester Road Board Letterpress Copybook of Outward Correspondence from Charles Bray, Engineer MDC 00335 1884-1890
Manchester Road Board Letterpress Copybooks of Charles Bray, Engineer MDC 00336 1890-1899
Manchester Road Board Letterpress Copybooks of General Outward Correspondence MDC 00334 1877-1901
Manchester Road Board Meeting Minutes MDC 00333 1876-1900
Manchester Road Board Miscellaneous Legal Documents MDC 00348 1889-1902
Manchester Road Board Rate Books MDC 00342 1880-1901
Manchester Road Board Special Rate Cash Book MDC 00344 1884-1890
Manchester Road Board Valuation Roll Books - Special Rating Districts MDC 00346
Manchester Road Board Valuation Rolls MDC 00345 1889-1903
Maps of the Manchester Block MDC 00486 1878-1878
Newspaper Clippings MDC 00322 1900-1905
Oroua Country Council Contract Ledgers MDC 00321 1900-1989
Oroua Country Council General Receipts and Payments Cash Book MDC 00299 1894-1908
Oroua Country Council Letterpress Copybooks of General Outward Correspondence MDC 00296 1901-1923
Oroua Country Council Outstanding Rates Arrears Book MDC 00315 1902-1983
Oroua Country Council Rate Cash Book MDC 00314 1901-1930
Oroua County Council General Ledgers MDC 00302 1896-1982
Oroua County Council Letterpress Copybooks of Outward Correspondence concerning matters arising from Meetings MDC 00297 1889-1919
Oroua County Council Meeting Minutes MDC 00295 1900-1989
Oroua County Council Rate Books MDC 00313 1901-1963