Heritage

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.

Our heritage centre

If you’re after local and family history, the heritage centre at the Petone Library has a rich collection of resources available to everyone.

Our history

Find out about the history of our area since settlement in 1840 – how we got our name, our Maori heritage, and milestones of significance between then and now.

Heritage buildings

Whether you’re doing a local history project, looking into your family tree or wanting to search an old newspaper, the team at Hutt City Libraries can help.

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Contact Us
Location
30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
Postal
Private Bag 31-912, Lower Hutt, 5040
PhoneNumber
+64 4 570 6666 | 0800 HUTT CITY