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Whanganui District Council

Whanganui District Council logoThe records of the Whanganui District Council (WDC) date back to 1862 when the Wanganui Town Board was formed. In 1872, the Wanganui Borough Council was created from the Town Board. In turn, the Borough became a City Council in 1924. During the local government reorganisation of the late-1980s the Wanganui City Council amalgamated with the Wanganui County Council to form the present Whanganui District Council.

The WDC Collection contains the records of the Council and numerous predecessor organisations such as the County Councils, Road Boards, Town Boards and Domain Boards that operated within the current Council boundaries from 1862-1989.

 The types of records found in the WDC Archives include:

  • Accounts records;
  • Bylaws;
  • Correspondence files;
  • Electoral rolls;
  • Employee records;
  • Engineering plans;
  • Minute books and other meeting papers;
  • Newspaper clipping books;
  • Portraits and photographs;
  • Rate books and valuation rolls;
  • Subdivision files;
  • Survey plans;
  • Town planning records
  • Valuation rolls

Series

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Title Sort descending Identifier (RiC-A22) Dates
Account Balance Sheets WDC 00005 1913-1986
Account Journals WDC 00211 1955-1985
Accounts and Miscellaneous Records WDC 00061 1874-1886
Accounts Authorised for Payment WDC 00429 1949-1985
Accounts Journals WDC 00428 1924-1965
Activity Reports WDC 00053 1989-2002
Aerial Photographs WDC 00377 1990-2003
Aerial Photographs (Mosiacs) WDC 00250 1942-1986
Aerial Photographs (Registered) WDC 00320 1942-1982
Agenda, Committee Minutes, Reports and Correspondence for Board WDC 00220 1969-1988
Agendas and Management Accounts WDC 00373 1996-1999
Agendas and Reports WDC 00329 1988-2001
Agendas Reports and Management Accounts WDC 00372 1994-1998
Airport Plans WDC 00374 1932-1955
Alphabetical Correspondence Files WDC 00424 1982-1983
Annual Accounts WDC 00029 1879-1985
Annual Accounts Statements WDC 00285 1953-1960
Annual Plans WDC 00333 1990-2016
Annual Reports WDC 00334 1990-2006
Annual Reports WDC 00420 1961-1997
Annual Statistical Returns WDC 00134 1913-1955
Aramoho Cemetery Transcriptions, Cremation Records, Sexton's Records, Grave Plots Sold and Cashbooks. WDC 00436 1915-1988
Aramoho Motor Camp Registers WDC 00133 1945-1953
At Your Service Booklets WDC 00385 1998-2002
Background Papers WDC 00352 1991-1995
Balance Sheets WDC 00325 1912-1912
Balance Sheets WDC 00120 1891-1913
Balance Sheets and Municipal Accounts WDC 00076 1871-1988
Balance Sheets and Published Accounts WDC 00023 1886-1988
Bamber House History WDC 00339 1995-1995
Bar Soundings Registers WDC 00031 1922-1989
Bench Marks WDC 00310 0000-1981
Bignells Papers WDC 00044 1865-1961
Borough Fund General Ledger WDC 00286 1882-1902
Bridge Contracts and Specifications WDC 00012 1899-1976
Bridge Maintenance Records WDC 00311 1973-1978
Buckeridge General Managers Unregistered Files WDC 00040 1931-1989
Building Permit Registers WDC 00174 1898-1987
Building Permits WDC 00192 1935-1952
Building Permits Register WDC 00240 1966-1987
Buildings Register WDC 00113 1910-1924
Burials Book WDC 00182 1868-1883
Business Unit Board Records WDC 00406 1991-2005
Bylaws WDC 00274 1919-1988
Bylaws and Standing Orders WDC 00216 1892-1986
Cadastral Maps WDC 00416 1958-1986
Capital Ledgers WDC 00427 1924-1966
Cargo and Port Statistics WDC 00233 1922-1959
Cash Book WDC 00414 1963-1998
Cash Books WDC 00104 1910-1912