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


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Title Sort descending Identifier (RiC-A22) Dates
Wastewater Scheme Documents WDC 00392 1989-2002
Water Account Registers WDC 00237 1947-1962
Water Reticulation WDC 00202 1968-1984
Waverley Harbour Masters Correspondence (re Waipipi Ironsands) WDC 00277 1971-1980
Whanganui River Investigations WDC 00337 1998-2003
Wharfage Returns WDC 00028 1937-1953
Works Committee Minute Books WDC 00026 1879-1984