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From Settlement to City: Whanganui’s Historic Rates Records Database

Join Whanganui District Council Archivist Simon Bloor for an online presentation on the Historic Rates Records Database project.

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Tue 17 May 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Whanganui

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From Settlement to City: Whanganui’s Historic Rates Records Database

A project over twenty years in the making, Whanganui District Council historic rates records database is a record of early residents and their properties in Whanganui, documenting the city’s growth as an urban settlement since the mid-19th century, from a township to a borough and then a city.

Join Whanganui District Council Archivist Simon Bloor for an online presentation on the Historic Rates Records Database project. This will be of interest for people doing genealogical, historic property, and local history research.

This is a volunteer project administered by Council Archives with support from the NZ Society of Genealogists (Whanganui Branch) and the Alexander Library - Te Rerenga Mai o Te Kāuru.

The database contains transcribed rate records (details) from;

- The Wanganui Town Board (1862-1872).

- The Wanganui Borough Council (1872-1923).

- The Whanganui City Council (1924-1928).

- The Eastbrook / Wanganui East Town Board (1906-1912).

The Project team are currently transcribing the rate records of;

- The Gonville Town Board (1907-1924).

- The Castlecliff Town Board (1909-1924).

Please search the database here: https://www.whanganui.govt.nz/Your-Council/About-Whanganui-District-Council/Whanganui-District-Council-Archives/Historic-rates-records-database

Please contact our Archivist Simon Bloor if you require any further information or assistance.

Email: simon.bloor@whanganui.govt.nz

Phone: 027 441 8125.

IMAGE SHOWN: A bullock team on St Hill Street, Whanganui. Behind the cattle, in the centre, is the Borough Council Chambers building. To the right is the Opera House and on the left is the building housing the Volunteer Fire Brigade. Taken by Edith Emily Williams circa 1900.

CREDIT: Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. Ref: 1/1-024405-G. /records/22490665

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Speakers

Simon Bloor

Archivist, Whanganui District Council

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