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
Registered Contracts WDC 00075 1911-1991
Registered Correspondence WDC 00153 1955-1989
Registered File Series WDC 00312 1976-1987
Registered File Series WDC 00297 1975-1989
Registered File Series WDC 00021 1929-1987
Registered Files WDC 00077 1974-1985
Registered Files WDC 00293 1987-1989
Registers WDC 00088 1913-1966
Rent Ledgers WDC 00244 1932-1965
Rent Ledgers WDC 00204 1931-1984
Report WDC 00350 1996
Reports WDC 00363 1990-2006
Reports WDC 00041 1895-1982
Reports and Correspondence WDC 00368 1997-1998
Reserves Property Rental Registers WDC 00228 1933-1968
River Licensing Records WDC 00405 1980-2001
Road Maintenance Accounts WDC 00060 1881-1886
Road Maintenance Accounts WDC 00007 1879-1884
Roading Reports WDC 00008 1877-1894
Sampled Items WDC 00056 1924-1987
Sampled Items WDC 00361 1942-1974
Secretarys Correspondence with Dairy Companies WDC 00036 1924-1937
Secretarys Unregistered Files WDC 00234 1914-1954
Shipping Diaries/Logs WDC 00027 1884-1930
Ships Logs WDC 00055 1928-1943
Sinking Fund Commission Minute Book WDC 00214 1894-1957
Slaughterhouse Returns WDC 00006 1880-1885
Social Club Minutes WDC 00224 1968-1982
Social Indicators Reports WDC 00388 1994-2005
Soundings Books WDC 00369 1925-1966
Special Reports and Meetings WDC 00278 1957-1975
Specifications, Tenders and Associated Papers WDC 00011 1877-1905
Staff Cards WDC 00252 1907-1985
Staff Cards WDC 00412 1958-1988
Staff Cards WDC 00413 1981-1986
Staff Newsletters WDC 00409 1990-2005
Staff Newsletters WDC 00408 1987-1989
Stagpooles Papers WDC 00052 1932-1988
Street Plans WDC 00291 0000-0000
Subdivision applications and correspondence Waitotara County Council WDC 00455 1960-1988
Subdivision Files WDC 00453
Subdivision Plans WDC 00323 1896-1975
Subdivision plans and Correspondence WDC 00454 1960-1989
Subdivision Plans Showing Section Dimensions WDC 00418 1950-1960
Submissions WDC 00351 1995
Superannuation Cash and Balance Books WDC 00208 1925-1940
Superannuation Staff Ledgers WDC 00227 1920-1975
Superannuation Unnumbered Correspondence and Associated Papers. WDC 00081 1920-1978
Survey Plans WDC 00248 1877-1957
Tape of Moutoa Gardens Special Council Meeting WDC 00305 1995-1995