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
Miscellaneous and Unregistered Files WDC 00407 1994-1997
Miscellaneous Annual and Other Reports to Council WDC 00295 1914-1972
Miscellaneous Committee Minutes and Papers WDC 00302 1962-1984
Miscellaneous Files and Reports WDC 00423 1924-1981
Miscellaneous Financial and Accounts Records WDC 00015 1877-1895
Miscellaneous Framed or Mounted Items WDC 00357 1884-1976
Miscellaneous Maps and Plans WDC 00273 1991-2004
Miscellaneous Maps and Plans WDC 00292 1868-1971
Miscellaneous Minutes WDC 00433 1929-1960
Miscellaneous Papers WDC 00262 1862-1872
Miscellaneous Papers WDC 00122 1892-1913
Miscellaneous Papers WDC 00353 1995-1996
Miscellaneous Planning Records WDC 00324 1972-1988
Miscellaneous Publicity and Promotional Material WDC 00358 1990-2005
Muncipal Chambers Construction Record WDC 00394 1966-1968
Municipal Building Drawings WDC 00328 1965-1968
National Provident Fund Numbered Correspondence WDC 00080 1915-1954
Newspaper Clipping Books WDC 00037 1907-1988
Newspaper Clipping Books WDC 00163 1946-1987
Newspaper Clipping Books (relating to non-Harbour Board matters) WDC 00219 1923-1926
Newspaper Clippings and Other Ephemera WDC 00160 1970-1989
Newspaper Clippings Books WDC 00315 1990-2002
Newspaper Clippings Books WDC 00109 1903-1989
Newspaper Clippings Books WDC 00161 1967-1989
Newspaper Clippings Books WDC 00421 1922-1962
Newspaper Clippings Books (Mayoral Office) WDC 00404 1985-2004
Newspaper Clippings Books (Parks Department) WDC 00303 1987-1992
Notices of Motion Books WDC 00235 1955-1982
Notices of Motion Registers WDC 00137 1872-1947
Observations of Wanganui Bar and River Entrance WDC 00030 1888-1974
Okehu Rainfall Records WDC 00290 1905-1961
Order Papers WDC 00322 1989-1993
Order Papers WDC 00198 1946-1989
Outward Correspondence Books WDC 00225 1971-1976
Outward Letter Books Mayoral Town Clerk Foreman of Works and Engineer WDC 00123 1903-1923
Outward Letterbooks WDC 00091 1911-1917
Outward Letterbooks WDC 00093 1909-1918
Outward Letterbooks WDC 00156 1975-1976
Outwards Correspondence WDC 00195 1954-1965
Overseas Shipping Berthing Register WDC 00223 1925-1942
Papers Relating to Burial Dues Not Paid and Unrecorded Burials WDC 00191 1913-1915
Parks and Reserves Planning Documents WDC 00327 1976
Paybook WDC 00213 1967-1977
Payments Cash Books WDC 00431 1924-1947
PES Sale Documents WDC 00402 1999-2000
Photographs WDC 00058 1884-1980
Photographs WDC 00326 1975-2006
Photographs WDC 00386 1989
Photographs WDC 00387 1963
Photographs (colour) WDC 00254 1980-1988