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
Cash Books WDC 00114 1911-1912
Cash Receipt Registers WDC 00022 1923-1975
Cashbook WDC 00157 1975-1976
Cashbooks WDC 00151 1909-1968
Cashbooks (Expenditure and Receipts) WDC 00210 1877-1985
Cashbooks and Accounts Registers WDC 00131 1883-1986
Castlecliff Wharfage Accounts Registers WDC 00207 1945-1969
Chairman's Papers WDC 00442 1993-1998
Charges Approved WDC 00447 1986-1987
Charges Approved WDC 00448 1989-1990
City Engineers File Correspondence Card Indexes WDC 00301 1960-1969
City Engineers staff WDC 00446 1951-1956
Committee Agendas Reports and Recommendations to Council WDC 00261 1888-1990
Committee Minute Book WDC 00130 1872-1885
Committee Minutes Register WDC 00173 1912-1914
Community Strategic Plan WDC 00338 1995-1997
Community Views Survey WDC 00390 1991-2000
Consent Application Indexes WDC 00439 1982-2005
Consent Applications WDC 00438
Contract Accounts Book WDC 00288 1916-1940
Contract Loan Account Registers WDC 00176 1894-1985
Contracts and Tenders, Registered and Unregistered WDC 00024 1929-1986
Contracts Books WDC 00177 1937-1977
Contracts Index WDC 00306 1911-1974
Conversion Loan Account Registers WDC 00205 1943-1954
Cool Stores: Accounts Ledgers WDC 00209 1940-1960
Correspondence WDC 00231 1920-1954
Correspondence WDC 00257 1968-1984
Correspondence WDC 00283 1953-1959
Correspondence WDC 00158 1953-1979
Correspondence WDC 00400 1908-1910
Correspondence WDC 00199 1953-1983
Correspondence and Agreements WDC 00201 1953-1984
Correspondence and Annual Reports WDC 00282 1907-1920
Correspondence Files WDC 00096 1963-1977
Correspondence re Amalgamation and Constitutional Issues WDC 00258 1979-1984
Correspondence re Waterworks WDC 00084 1900-1906
Correspondence, Balance and Expenditure Sheets, Bylaws WDC 00106 1892-1916
Correspondence, Balance Sheets and Vouchers WDC 00105 1897-1912
Council Election Papers WDC 00083 1934-1972
Council Property Sale and Closed Files WDC 00375 1952-2001
Council Report WDC 00437 2005-2006
County Centennial (Associated Papers) WDC 00020 1884-1984
County History, Documents Used in Centennial History and Activities WDC 00014 1872-1910
County Subdivision Correspondence WDC 00452 1970-1988
Crown Reserves Vested in City (Photocopied DoC Files) WDC 00441 1861-1987
Declarations WDC 00362 1989-2007
Declarations by Elected Members WDC 00360 1903-1986
Display Boards WDC 00365 1904-1990
District Electors Rolls WDC 00175 1933-1989