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 Identifier (RiC-A22) Dates Sort descending
Subdivision Files WDC 00453
Consent Applications WDC 00438
Map WDC 00426
Drainage Record WDC 00313 0000-0000
Street Plans WDC 00291 0000-0000
Legal Documents Index WDC 00309 0000-0000
Bench Marks WDC 00310 0000-1981
Plan Registers WDC 00343 1842-1989
Crown Reserves Vested in City (Photocopied DoC Files) WDC 00441 1861-1987
Microfilms WDC 00364 1862-1989
Miscellaneous Papers WDC 00262 1862-1872
Minute Books WDC 00092 1862-1872
Engineers Registered Maps and Plans WDC 00168 1862-1998
Rate Rolls WDC 00276 1863-1872
Minute Book and Cashbook WDC 00178 1863-1905
Harbour Engineer and Pilot Reports WDC 00045 1865-1963
Bignells Papers WDC 00044 1865-1961
Engineers Specifications and Associated Papers WDC 00183 1866-1937
Burials Book WDC 00182 1868-1883
Miscellaneous Maps and Plans WDC 00292 1868-1971
Expenditure and Receipts Summary Report WDC 00279 1869-1870
Rate Books WDC 00064 1870-1990
Minute Books WDC 00097 1870-1871
Balance Sheets and Municipal Accounts WDC 00076 1871-1988
Legal and Survey Plans WDC 00247 1871-1979
Unregistered Maps, Plans and Drawings (flat) WDC 00251 1871-1987
Minute Books WDC 00066 1872-1884
Committee Minute Book WDC 00130 1872-1885
Portraits WDC 00317 1872-1884
Ledger Book WDC 00067 1872-1879
Minute Book WDC 00382 1872-1877
Legal Documents WDC 00440 1872-1983
Valuation Rolls WDC 00065 1872-1953
Notices of Motion Registers WDC 00137 1872-1947
Minute Books WDC 00063 1872-1989
Ward Plans WDC 00266 1872-1883
County History, Documents Used in Centennial History and Activities WDC 00014 1872-1910
Plaque WDC 00347 1872-1924
Engineers Reports WDC 00169 1873-1957
Inwards Correspondence WDC 00059 1873-1885
Accounts and Miscellaneous Records WDC 00061 1874-1886
Legal Papers and Agreements WDC 00082 1875-1974
Town Clerks Yearly Numbered File Series WDC 00071 1875-1937
Index and Register to Engineering Plans WDC 00167 1876-1943
Minute Books WDC 00001 1877-1988
Maps, Plans and Drawings, Registered (flat) WDC 00057 1877-1988
Harbour Secretarys Outward Letterbooks WDC 00035 1877-1927
Survey Plans WDC 00248 1877-1957
Minutes WDC 00025 1877-1988
Inwards Correspondence WDC 00002 1877-1892