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 ascending Identifier (RiC-A22) Dates
Works Committee Minute Books WDC 00026 1879-1984
Wharfage Returns WDC 00028 1937-1953
Whanganui River Investigations WDC 00337 1998-2003
Waverley Harbour Masters Correspondence (re Waipipi Ironsands) WDC 00277 1971-1980
Water Reticulation WDC 00202 1968-1984
Water Account Registers WDC 00237 1947-1962
Wastewater Scheme Documents WDC 00392 1989-2002
Ward Plans WDC 00266 1872-1883
War Memorial Hall Booking and Charges Registers WDC 00124 1960-1999
Wanganui Winter Garden Visitors Books WDC 00108 1942-1952
Wanganui Gas Registered Files WDC 00354 1982-1991
Wanganui District Council Minutes Public Edition WDC 00451 2001-2008
Wanganui District Council minutes WDC 00348 1989-2004
Wanganui City Crosslease Plans WDC 00456 1980-1990
Waitotara County Soldiers Memorial Fund Receipt Book WDC 00245 1920-1922
Vouchers, Balance Sheets and Correspondence WDC 00170 1892-1908
Vouchers, Balance Sheets and Correspondence WDC 00171 1895-1905
Vouchers, Balance Sheets and Correspondence WDC 00172 1901-1909
Visitors Books (Mayoral Office) WDC 00415 1961-2004
Visitors Book WDC 00166 1984-1992
Videotapes WDC 00435 1988-1990
Valuation Rolls WDC 00051 1913
Valuation rolls WDC 00265 1879-1882
Valuation Rolls WDC 00271 1908-1913
Valuation Rolls WDC 00010 1939-1951
Valuation Rolls WDC 00115 1908-1916
Valuation Rolls WDC 00117 1912-1913
Valuation Rolls WDC 00118 1912
Valuation Rolls WDC 00065 1872-1953
Valuation Rolls WDC 00018 1912-1951
Valuation Maps WDC 00342 1957-1980
Unregistered Maps, Plans and Drawings (flat) WDC 00251 1871-1987
Unregistered Maps and Plans WDC 00260 1911-1985
Unregistered Maps and Plans WDC 00341 1881-1987
Unregistered Files and Papers WDC 00180 1946-1970
Unregistered Files WDC 00218 1987-1990
Unregistered Files WDC 00079 1968-1990
Unregistered Files WDC 00281 1925-1988
Unregistered Files WDC 00138 1927-1987
Unregistered Files WDC 00179 1961-1972
Unregistered Correspondence WDC 00152 1917-1938
Unregistered and Miscellaneous Files WDC 00267 1910-1993
Treasurers Annual Reports WDC 00186 1935-1974
Tramway Plans WDC 00249 1906-1941
Tramway Engineers, Managers and Superintendents Reports WDC 00187 1928-1950
Town Planning Reports and Reviews WDC 00184 1966-1985
Town Planning Registered Plans WDC 00316 1959-1995
Town Planning Correspondence WDC 00280 1923-1982
Town Planning Appeal WDC 00359 1914-1987
Town Clerks Yearly Numbered File Series WDC 00071 1875-1937