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
Harbour Engineer and Pilot Reports WDC 00045 1865-1963
Harbour Engineers Files WDC 00046 1905-1970
Harbour Masters Correspondence WDC 00062 1929-1981
Harbour Masters Diaries of Activities WDC 00047 1971-1978
Harbour Masters Reports WDC 00033 1920-1988
Harbour Secretarys Numbered Correspondence WDC 00050 1920-1921
Harbour Secretarys Outward Letterbooks WDC 00035 1877-1927
Health Inspectors Files WDC 00378 1981-1992
Imports and Exports Register WDC 00222 1922-1961
Index and Register to Engineering Plans WDC 00167 1876-1943
Index for Works Committee Reports WDC 00294 1923-1940
Infectious Diseases Register WDC 00140 1924-1968
Information Handbooks WDC 00384 1992-2003
Insurance Register WDC 00236 1924-1951
Inwards and Outwards Shipping Register WDC 00034 1879-1975
Inwards Correspondence WDC 00059 1873-1885
Inwards Correspondence WDC 00194 1950-1968
Inwards Correspondence WDC 00002 1877-1892
Inwards Correspondence (registered) WDC 00003 1936-1987
Job Evaluation Records WDC 00340 1982-1991
Launch, Boat and Watermans Receipt Butt Books WDC 00232 1910-1986
Leases (and Associated Correspondence) WDC 00203 1960-1982
Leases and Agreements WDC 00144 1880-1993
Ledger Book WDC 00067 1872-1879
Ledger/Register WDC 00181 1903-1957
Legal and Survey Plans WDC 00247 1871-1979
Legal Documents WDC 00440 1872-1983
Legal Documents Index WDC 00309 0000-0000
Legal Papers and Agreements WDC 00082 1875-1974
Licence Registers WDC 00112 1930-1953
Licensing Documents WDC 00263 1882-1892
List of Outstanding Rates WDC 00121 1910-1911
Listings (of Registered Clubs) WDC 00162 1975
Loan Debenture Book WDC 00287 1923-1958
Loan Registers and Cashbooks WDC 00229 1901-1963
Maintenance Rental Index Book WDC 00190 1910-1911
Managing Secretarys Correspondence WDC 00038 1919-1966
Managing Secretarys Registered Files WDC 00226 1949-1969
Map WDC 00426
Maps and Plans WDC 00200 1953-1983
Maps, Plans and Drawings, Registered (flat) WDC 00057 1877-1988
Mayoral Visitors Book WDC 00367 1988-2001
Metal Registers WDC 00345 1923-1986
Microfilms WDC 00364 1862-1989
Minute and Cashbook WDC 00150 1895-1938
Minute Book WDC 00230 1935-1954
Minute Book WDC 00068 1955-1989
Minute Book WDC 00304 1959-1965
Minute Book WDC 00314 1911-1937
Minute Book WDC 00119 1897-1903