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A Selective List of Holdings

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Series Number

Provenance

Series Title

Year Range

Images

WDC 1

Wairoa County Council

Minute Books

1877 - 1986

Image

WDC 2

Wairoa Borough Council

Minute Books

1909 - 1986

Image

WDC 3

Wairoa District Council

Minute Books

1986 - 2015

 

WDC 22

Wairoa County Council

Committee minute book

1881 - 1892

 

WDC 32

Wairoa County Council

County Chairman's annual reports

1915 - 1963

 

WDC 34

Wairoa County Council

County electors rolls

1956 -  1983

 

WDC 35

Wairoa Borough Council

District electors rolls for the Borough

of Wairoa

1956 - 1977

 

WDC 75

Wairoa District Council

Electoral rolls

1986 - 2010

 

WDC 76

Wairoa Borough Council

Deeds and agreements

1912 - 1986

 

WDC 140

Wairoa Centennial Queen

Carnival Committee

1) Wairoa Queen Carnival Central

Committee minutes

2) Wairoa Queen Carnival Central

Committee minutes

3) Wairoa Queen Carnival Central

Committee minutes

1958 - 1959

 

WDC 144

Wairoa District Council

Annual reports

1988 - 2019

 

WDC 145

Wairoa District Council

Annual plans

1992 - 2020

 

WDC 149

Kotemaori Domain Board

Minute book

1942 - 1992

 

WDC 234

Quality Roading Services

(Wairoa) Limited

Annual reports

1994 - 2018

 

WDC 235

Quality Roading Services

(Wairoa) Limited

Six monthly reports

1994 - 2017

 

WDC 235

Quality Roading Services

(Wairoa) Limited

Six monthly reports

1994 - 2017

 

Outwards letter books were created by the County Council to records outwards correspondence. This series was commenced by the first County Clerk, Brungar George Stitchbury Signall, in the year 1877.

Inwards correspondence undoubtedly commenced in the year 1877 but, has survived only from the council meeting dated 2 January 1892. Early correspondence from some council meetings are missing; particularly from the years 1892 and 1893.

 

Series Number

Provenance

Series Title

Year Range

Images

WDC 8

Wairoa County Council

County Clerk's outwards letter books

1877 - 1943

Image

WDC 9

Wairoa County Council

Inwards correspondence tabled

at County Council meetings [I]

1892 - 1911

Image 1

Image 2

WDC 10

Wairoa County Council

Inwards correspondence

1912 - 1931

 

WDC 11

Wairoa Borough Council

Inwards correspondence

1913 - 1926

 

WDC 13

Wairoa County Council

County Engineer’s outwards letter books

1903 - 1936

 

WDC 36

 Wairoa Centennial Committee

Correspondence and related papers

1957 - 1959

 

WDC 64

Wairoa County Council

Sundry correspondence

1934 - 1939

 

WDC 65

Wairoa County Council

Special correspondence

1941 - 1965

 

WDC 66

Wairoa County Council

Ordinary correspondence

1941 - 1965

 

WDC 112

1) Wairoa Borough Council

2) Wairoa District Council

Subject files

1912 - 1986

 

WDC 137

Wairoa Borough Council,

Centennial Baths Committee

Correspondence and financial records

1955 - 1959

 

WDC 164

Wairoa County Council

County Engineer's correspondence

1936 - 1948

 

Series Number

Provenance

Series Title

Year Range

Images

WDC 16

Wairoa County Council

Rate books

1877 - 1987

 

WDC 17

Wairoa Borough Council

Rate books

1920 - 1987

Image

WDC 18

Wairoa District Council

Rate books

1987 - 2007

 

WDC 19

Wairoa County Council

Valuation rolls

1883 - 1951

 

WDC 45

Wairoa County Council

Report sent to the Chief Surveyor in

Napier in response to his instructions,

dated 9 April 1890, relative to making a

trial survey for the purpose of opening a

practicable line of road to connect

Napier with Wairoa

1891 - 1891

 

WDC 46

Wairoa County Council

Native defaulters registers

1923 - 1953

Image

WDC 47

Wairoa County Council

Outstanding rates registers

1912 - 1973

 

WDC 49

Wairoa County Council

County Engineer's reports

1919 - 1941

 

WDC 53

Wairoa Borough Council

Property transfer register

1942 - 1967

 

WDC 59

Wairoa Borough Council

Building and plumbing permit registers

1931 - 1961

 

WDC 70

Wairoa Borough Council

Earthquake building reports and

related correspondence

1931 - 1933

 

WDC 71

Wairoa County Council

Applications for assistance from the

Wairoa County Earthquake Relief Fund

1932 - 1933

 

WDC 77

Wairoa Borough Council

Memoranda of transfers and leases

1921 - 1986

 

WDC 83

1) Wairoa County Council

2) Wairoa Borough Council

Survey traverse books

1899 - 1951

 

WDC 84

Wairoa County Council

Special Order and related boundary

documentation creating the Mahia, Nuhaka,

Tuhara, Frasertown, Ruakituri, Waikaremoana,

Waiau and Mohaka Ridings

1920 - 1920

 

WDC 96

Wairoa County Council

Licences to occupy land

1902 - 1969

 

WDC 113

Wairoa District Council

Property files

1931 - 2016

 

WDC 197

Wairoa County Council

Māori rating files

1927 - 1985

 

WDC 233

1) Wairoa County Council

2) Wairoa Borough Council

3) Wairoa District Council

Bridge files

1911 - 2007

 

WDC 240

1) Wairoa Borough Council

2) Wairoa District Council

Water Treatment Plant operating report books

1967 - 1992

 

WDC 271

1) Wairoa County Council

2) Wairoa District Council

Plantation register

1921 - 2014

 

Series Number

Provenance

Series Title

Year Range

Images

WDC 37

Wairoa County Council

Cash expenditure books

1912 - 1968

 

WDC 38

Wairoa County Council

Cash receipt book

1912 - 1923

 

WDC 54

Wairoa County Council

Contractors deposit account book

1914 - 1922

 

WDC 68

Wairoa Borough Council

General ledgers

1931 - 1948

 

WDC 69

Wairoa County Council

General ledgers

1930 - 1953

 

WDC 73

Wairoa County Council

Cash book

1877 - 1901

 

WDC 102

Wairoa Borough Council

Bank ledger

1932 - 1942

 

WDC 107

Wairoa County Council

Financial journal

1932 - 1982

 

WDC 248

Wairoa Borough Council,

Public Library

Cash book

1947 - 1951

 

Series Number

Provenance

Series Title

Year Range

Images

WDC 42

1) Wairoa Borough Council

2) Wairoa District Council

Newspaper clippings

1947 - Open

 

WDC 43

Wairoa County Council

Council notices newspaper clipping book

1912 - 1920

 

WDC 150

Wairoa District Council

Wairoa in Focus [newsletters] [II]

2013 - 2016

 

WDC 165

Wairoa District Council,

Office of the Chief Executive

Newsletters

2014 - 2016

 

WDC 170

Wairoa District Council

Wairoa in Focus [newsletters] [I]

2008 - 2013

 

WDC 238

Wairoa County Council

Newspaper clipping book

1980 - 1986

 

The Wairoa District Council Archives holds an extremely significant collection of maps and plans. The destruction of the Napier Survey Office, during the 1931 Earthquake, has made many items in this collection unique. The earliest item is the collection is Series WDC 275; the 1865 township sales map. The earliest architectural drawing if the Mohaka Bridge construction from 1897.

 

Series Number

Provenance

Series Title

Year Range

Images

WDC 120

1) Wairoa County Council

2) Wairoa District Council

County and district maps

1877 - Open

Image 1

Image 2

WDC 121

1) Wairoa County Council

2) Clyde Town Board

3) Wairoa Borough Council

County, town board and

borough maps [I]

1888 - 1986

 

WDC 122

Wairoa County Council

Riding boundary maps

(Scale: 40 chains to an inch)

1921 - 1921

 

WDC 204

1) Wairoa County Council

2) Wairoa Borough Council

County and borough maps

  Image

WDC 206

Downer Construction (New Zealand)

Limited, Wairoa Depot

New Zealand cadastral map

survey district series

(Scale 1:63,360; 1 inch to 1 mile)

1927 - 1957

 

WDC 209

Downer Construction (New Zealand)

Limited, Wairoa Depot

New Zealand topographical map

interim series

(Scale 1:63,360; 1 inch to 1 mile)

1944 - 1980

 

WDC 229

Jeffery Hole

(owner of the Gaiety Theatre)

Gaiety Theatre and apartment

architectural drawings

1931 - 1969

 

WDC 230

1) Wairoa Borough Council

2) Wairoa District Council

Framed aerial photographs

1965 - 1991

 

WDC 273

1) Wairoa County Council

2) Clyde Town Board

3) Wairoa Borough Council

County, town board and

borough maps [II]

  Image

WDC 275

Herald Office, Hawke's Bay

Plan of the Township of Clyde on the

Wairoa River, Province of Hawke's Bay

1865 - 1865

Image

WDC 278

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ),

Wairoa branch

Architectural drawings of the former

ANZ Bank building and the bank

manager's residence

1913 - 1951

 

Other than cemetery registers, the earliest records consist of the Wairoa and Nuhaka North cemetery minute books. A small, but interesting, collection of correspondence and assorted papers were created and received by the Wairoa Cemetery Trust. Series 29 includes two draft lists of burial plots and a letter from the Department of Lands and Survey, dated 7 January 1914, acknowledging the trustees willingness to resign in favour of the Wairoa Borough Council’s administration of the cemetery.

 

Series Number

Provenance

Series Title

Year Range

Images

WDC 28

1) Wairoa Cemetery Trust

2) Wairoa Cemetery Board

Minute book and register of burials

1881 - 1913

 

WDC 29

1) Wairoa Cemetery Trust

2) Wairoa Cemetery Board

Correspondence and assorted papers

1911 - 1914

 

WDC 154

1) Trustees of the Nuhaka

North Cemetery

2) Nuhaka North Cemetery

Committee

Minute books

1897 - 1991

 

WDC 155

1) Trustees of the Nuhaka

North Cemetery

2) Nuhaka North Cemetery

Committee

Financial records and related

correspondence and papers

1909 - 2007

 

WDC 166

1) Trustees of the Nuhaka

North Cemetery

2) Nuhaka North Cemetery

Committee

Warrant book

1909 - 1995

 

WDC 185

1) Wairoa County Council

2) Wairoa Borough Council

3) Wairoa District Council

Cemetery registers

1870 - 2004

Image

WDC 300

1) Wairoa Borough Council

Public Cemetery

2) Wairoa District Council

Public Cemetery

Applications for burial warrant

(Number 1 to Number 2600)

[Triplicate copy]

1956 - 2015

 

WDC 302

Wairoa Borough Council

Public Cemetery

Warrant to buy book

1928 - 1931

 

WDC 303

Wairoa Borough Council

Public Cemetery

Sale of burial plots receipt book

1912 - 1919

 

The first meeting of the trustees occurred 10 June 1914, at the County Council Chambers. The first members were Messrs F. Harrison, Dr John Ross, W. L. Hamlin, G. F. Jardine, J. R. Gardiner, R. J. Joblin and Tihi Whaanga. Mr F. Harrison was elected chairman.

The last meeting of the Trustees of the Whakaki Drainage Board was held in the Wairoa District Council Chambers, Queen Street, on Friday 18 August 1989. The function of this Board was then administered by the Wairoa District Council.

 

Series Number

Provenance

Series Title

Year Range

Images

WDC 25

1) Trustees of the Whakaki

Drainage District

2) Whakaki Drainage Board

3) Trustees of the Whakaki

Drainage Board

Minute books

1914 - 1965

 

WDC 88

1) Whakaki Drainage Board

2) Trustees of the Whakaki

Drainage Board

3) Wairoa District Council

Cash books

1922 - 1990

 

WDC 110

1) Whakaki Drainage Board

2) Trustees of the Whakaki

Drainage Board

Rate books

1954 - 1990

 

WDC 130

1) Trustees of the Whakaki

Drainage District

2) Whakaki Drainage Board

3) Trustees of the Whakaki

Drainage Board

Correspondence and related papers

1913 - 1990 

 

WDC 135

1) Whakaki Drainage Board

2) Trustees of the Whakaki

Drainage Board

Receipt books

1940 - 1990

 

The Wairoa Fire Board commence when members first met, 7 October 1925, in the Wairoa Borough Chambers. The first members were, John S. Black, J. W. F. Norrie, G. M. Taylor, W. G. Hay, Joseph Corkill, Stanley A. Dickie (a former councillor) and Councillor William Henry Flint. Joseph Corkill, the Mayor of the Wairoa Borough Council, was elected chairman.

Due to legislative changes all New Zealand Fire Boards ceased to function from 1 April 1976.

 

Series Number

Provenance

Series Title

Year Range

Images

WDC 62

Wairoa Fire Board

Agenda and minute books

1925 - 1974

 

WDC 63

Wairoa Fire Board

Correspondence

1924 - 1974

 

WDC 100

Wairoa Fire Board

Financial journal

1931 - 1972

 

WDC 101

Wairoa Fire Board

General ledger

1926 - 1960

 

A merger between the Wairoa Borough Council and the Wairoa Electric Power Board occurred in 1 April 1970.

 

Series Number

Provenance

Series Title

Year Range

Images

WDC 39

Wairoa Electric Power Board

Cash receipt and cash expenditure book

1920 - 1923

 

WDC 93

1) Wairoa County Council,

Electricity Committee

2) Wairoa County Council,

Electricity Merger Negotiating Sub-Committee

3) Wairoa County Council,

Electricity Negotiating Committee

Minute book

1968 - 1971

 

WDC 99

Wairoa Electric Power Board

Sales journal

1929 - 1936

 

WDC 226

Wairoa Electric Power Board

1) Counties, road districts, electric-power

boards, etc. statistical returns

2) Return of manufactories – Special Schedule

(electric supply)

3) Counties, and road, river, land-drainage,

water-supply, tramway, city and suburban

drainage, local railway, electric-power and

lighting districts statistical returns

4) Return of factories, mills, works, etc. –

Special schedule (electric supply)

1921 - 1927

 

Series Number

Provenance

Series Title

Year Range

Images

WDC 78

Wairoa County Council

Official group photographs of

Wairoa County Council councillors

1983 - 1986

 

WDC 79

Wairoa Borough Council

Official group photographs of

Wairoa Borough Council councillors

1911 - 1986

Image 1

Image 2

WDC 80

Wairoa District Council

Official group photographs of

Wairoa District Council councillors

1986 - 2001

 

WDC 139

Wairoa County Council

Aerial photographs

1969 - 1985

Image

WDC 199

Wairoa County Council

County Engineer's bridge

photograph albums

c1970 - c1990

 

WDC 200

Wairoa District Council

Cyclone Bola photograph album

1988 - 1988

 

WDC 230

1) Wairoa Borough Council

2) Wairoa District Council

Framed aerial photographs

1965 - 1991

 

WDC 256

1) Wairoa County Council

2) Wairoa Borough Council

3) Wairoa District Council

Visits and events photographs

c1930 - c2000

Image 1

Image 2

WDC 257

1) Wairoa County Council

2) Wairoa Borough Council

3) Wairoa District Council

 Buildings, bridges and other

structures photographs

 c1930 - c2000 Image

 

Series Number

Provenance

Series Title

Year Range

Images

WDC 44

Wairoa Borough Council

Visitors book

1961 - 1986

 

WDC 228

Wairoa Borough Council

Mayoral teaset

c1955 - c1965

 

WDC 255

Wairoa Borough Council

Councillor's badge and town clerk's badge

c1965 - c1965

Image

WDC 264

Wairoa District Council

Civic Award badge

2018 - 2018

 

WDC 265

Wairoa District Council

Councillor's badge

2018 - 2018

 

WDC 266

Wairoa County Council

Hand-painted centenary

Wairoa County Council coat of arms

1976 - 1976

 

WDC 289

Wairoa District Council

Visitors book

1986 - 2014

 

WDC 291

1) Wairoa District Council

2) Rocket Lab Limited

Rocket Lab launch patches and stickers

2016 - 2020

 

Series Number

Provenance

Series Title

Year Range

Images

WDC 189

Wairoa District Council

Ephemera relating to the Grand Gala

celebrating the tenth Wairoa Maori Film Festival

and Gaiety Theatre re-opening

2015 - 2015

 

WDC 253

Wairoa District Council

Calendars

2014 - 2018

 

WDC 262

Quality Roading Services

(Wairoa) Limited

Calendars

2015 - 2020

 

WDC 263

1) Wairoa District Council

2) Rocket Lab Limited

Rocket Lab promotional material

2016 - 2020

 
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