Wellington City Archives is a primary information resource for the history of Wellington.

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Use the archives search to find documents, files and correspondence, Council publications maps and plans of the city.

    Visit the archives

    The Archives is free to visit, but you must book in advance. Some services incur fees. You can also ...

    What's in the archives?

    Dating back to 1842 when Wellington became the first site of local government in New Zealand, the ar...