Find out about your local and family history
This resource is great for researchers, casual browsers and genealogists alike. We hold a range of historic and contemporary material about the history, culture and genealogies of the area. Are you curious about your whakapapa? Consult with our librarians to start your journey of discovery today.
Our rich, diverse and interesting history has played a prominent part in the development of the region and the nation. Find out about it here, or visit our Museums page to start learning about our local history! Council also holds and preserves extensive archival records that could help you.