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
Minute Book WDC 00125 1913-1953
Minute Book WDC 00126 1923-1953
Minute Book WDC 00127 1933-1953
Minute Book WDC 00128 1918-1953
Minute Book WDC 00145 1910-1937
Minute Book WDC 00146 1939-1953
Minute Book WDC 00147 1940-1958
Minute Book WDC 00149 1923-1976
Minute Book WDC 00154 1988-1989
Minute Book WDC 00371 1996-1998
Minute Book WDC 00382 1872-1877
Minute Book WDC 00193 1954-1965
Minute Book and Cashbook WDC 00178 1863-1905
Minute Book Index WDC 00344 1970-1987
Minute Books WDC 00066 1872-1884
Minute Books WDC 00078 1968-1990
Minute Books WDC 00085 1907-1924
Minute Books WDC 00086 1909-1924
Minute Books WDC 00087 1883-1953
Minute Books WDC 00090 1912-1924
Minute Books WDC 00092 1862-1872
Minute Books WDC 00256 1953-1988
Minute Books WDC 00095 1963-2003
Minute Books WDC 00097 1870-1871
Minute Books WDC 00098 1901-1913
Minute Books WDC 00099 1884-1917
Minute Books WDC 00001 1877-1988
Minute Books WDC 00100 1893-1912
Minute Books WDC 00101 1893-1914
Minute Books WDC 00102 1909-1913
Minute Books WDC 00103 1892-1913
Minute Books WDC 00129 1898-1986
Minute Books WDC 00132 1908-1912
Minute Books WDC 00063 1872-1989
Minute Books WDC 00141 1959-1989
Minute Books WDC 00370 1994-1998
Minute Books WDC 00159 1959-1988
Minute Books WDC 00019 1884-1988
Minutes WDC 00025 1877-1988
Minutes WDC 00148 1938-1965
Minutes WDC 00155 1975-1976
Minutes and Agenda WDC 00422 1925-1983
Minutes and Correspondence WDC 00349 1995-1996
Minutes and Correspondence WDC 00380 1988-1999
Minutes and Correspondence WDC 00401 1999
Minutes of Council Meetings (draft) WDC 00139 1900-1950
Minutes of Wanganui Committee of the NZ South Seas Exhibition WDC 00107 1889-1889
Miscellaneous Accounting Records WDC 00432 1933-1957
Miscellaneous and Financial Papers WDC 00043 1909-1984
Miscellaneous and Unregistered Files WDC 00268 1878-1987