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

Displaying 101 - 150 of 456
Title Sort descending Identifier (RiC-A22) Dates
District Fund and Gas Accounts WDC 00165 1939-1968
District Fund Duplicate Account Books WDC 00136 1906-1930
District Plan WDC 00336 1995-2005
District Scheme (Original) Objections Appeals and Changes WDC 00395 1954-1969
District Scheme Documents WDC 00253 1963-1989
District Scheme First Review Objections and Changes WDC 00396 1967-1981
District Scheme Maps and Plans WDC 00366 1949-1989
District Scheme Second Review Objections and Changes WDC 00397 1977-1987
District Scheme Third Review Objections WDC 00398 1986-1989
Dog Register WDC 00143 1955-1967
Drainage Plans WDC 00411 1970-1980
Drainage Record WDC 00313 0000-0000
Drawings by Bruce Canning WDC 00383 1982-1985
Dredging Reports WDC 00049 1908-1988
Electoral Rolls WDC 00335 1992-1998
Electoral Rolls WDC 00016 1879-1983
Employment Relationship Transition Papers WDC 00450 1995-2008
Endowments Register WDC 00206 1899-1902
Engineers Correspondence Files WDC 00188 1907-1929
Engineers Multiple Number Subject Files WDC 00070 1956-1969
Engineers Outward Letter Books WDC 00094 1915-1941
Engineers Private Correspondence WDC 00189 1910-1918
Engineers Registered File System WDC 00069 1928-1955
Engineers Registered Files WDC 00239 1954-1976
Engineers Registered Files WDC 00013 1940-1979
Engineers Registered Maps and Plans WDC 00168 1862-1998
Engineers Registered Specifications and Reports WDC 00417 1915-2000
Engineers Reports WDC 00169 1873-1957
Engineers Specifications and Associated Papers WDC 00183 1866-1937
Engineers Unregistered Files WDC 00238 1955-1978
Establishment Records WDC 00399 2000-2002
Estimates (Accounts) Registers WDC 00197 1952-1968
Estimates (Printed) WDC 00403 1979-1989
Evidence and Reports into the Grounding of the Cyrena WDC 00221 1925-1926
Executive Minutes and Agendas WDC 00259 1986-1988
Expenditure and Receipts Summary Report WDC 00279 1869-1870
File Correspondence Card Indexes WDC 00296 1960-1985
File Correspondence Name and Subject Index WDC 00089 1917-1955
File System A-Z WDC 00164 1902-1908
Films WDC 00275 1939-1980
Flooding impact February 2004 WDC 00445 2006
Freeholded Properties WDC 00054 1973-1982
Gas Reports WDC 00356 1970-1993
Gasworks Carbonising Account Books WDC 00355 1902-1970
General Managers Registered Correspondence WDC 00039 1958-1987
General Managers Reports WDC 00217 1964-1982
General Multiple Number Subject File System WDC 00074 1970-1989
General Reports and Papers WDC 00196 1950-1961
Harbour Awards/Disputes WDC 00215 1936-1961
Harbour Board Secretarys Legal Papers WDC 00042 1884-1985