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Lower Hutt is a unique and exciting place to live, rich in history, culture and things to see and do.
We are the gatekeepers of this great heritage, and we want to share these treasures with you.
Find out what types of information we have in the Archives and how to search for items.
You may recognise our ‘City of Lower Hutt Coat of Arms’. It’s on some of our official documents, and in the Office of the Mayor, but what you may not know is what it means.
Lower Hutt has a special place in the history of early New Zealand settlement, with Petone being the first formalised settlement of the New Zealand Company in 1840.