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
Pilot Station Logbooks WDC 00032 1925-1979
Plan Number Indexes WDC 00319 1958-1997
Plan Registers WDC 00343 1842-1989
Plans and drawings WDC 00307 1966-1967
Plaque WDC 00347 1872-1924
Plaque WDC 00389 1950
Polling booth election results WDC 00443 1953-1983
Port Captains Correspondence WDC 00048 1980-1986
Port Development Project Reports and Papers WDC 00381 1969-1993
Port Supporters Campaign WDC 00379 1976
Portraits WDC 00298 1884-1947
Portraits WDC 00332 1988-1989
Portraits WDC 00299 1901-1989
Portraits WDC 00300 1877-1961
Portraits WDC 00317 1872-1884
Portraits WDC 00318 1937-1952
Portraits WDC 00331 1989-2005
Portraits WDC 00330 1952-1989
Portraits WDC 00425 1922-1950
Postal voting results. WDC 00444 1986-1990
Pound Book WDC 00321 1946-1962
Promotional Material WDC 00410 1960-1989
Property and Tenancy Registers WDC 00142 1921-1934
Property Information Forms WDC 00419 1988-1993
Property Registers WDC 00376 1973-1989
Property Tax Assessment Forms WDC 00289 1888-1889
Property Transfer Indexes WDC 00111 1932-1970
Property Transfer Registers WDC 00110 1937-1977
Public Enquiries Books WDC 00255 1959-1973
Publicity and Promotional Items WDC 00434 1971-1997
Queen Mothers Birthday Book WDC 00393 2000
Rate Books WDC 00269 1913-1924
Rate Books WDC 00270 1907-1924
Rate Books WDC 00272 1908-1913
Rate Books WDC 00064 1870-1990
Rate Books WDC 00004 1936-1988
Rate Books WDC 00308 1990-2002
Rate Books WDC 00116 1909-1924
Rate Books WDC 00017 1925-1988
Rate Demand Forms (sample) WDC 00246 1919-1976
Rate Roll WDC 00264 1878
Rate Rolls WDC 00276 1863-1872
Rates Cashbooks WDC 00242 1947-1975
Real estate Index Listings WDC 00449 1985-1993
Receipt and Expenditure Accounts Registers WDC 00241 1939-1961
Receipt and Expenditure Analysis Registers WDC 00212 1955-1975
Receipts and Expenditure Book WDC 00284 1949-1960
Receipts and Payments Book WDC 00243 1938-1964
Receipts Cash Books WDC 00430 1924-1947
Receipts, Accounts and Vouchers WDC 00009 1879-1896