Waitaki District Archive Collections

The archive holds the following significant Collections:

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Waitaki District Council Archives

We are the Archives of the Waitaki District Council and earlier local authorities in North Otago. Councils amalgamated in 1989 to form the Waitaki District Council.

Oamaru Mail

The Archive houses a fantastic collection of historical and soon-to-be historical newspapers. This comprehensive collection covers North Otago's day-to-day history from the 1870s to the present.

Plan of the town of Oamaru 1860, Waitaki District Archive 568

The Archive has a large collection of maps and plans from around Waitaki available to view.

Mrs Campbell and Mr Hamill (groom) at Campbell Park, Waitaki District Archive 1053

The Archive has amazing collections of individual photographs and photograph albums showing people, places and things around Waitaki from the early days to the present.

Oamaru Woollen Mills Float on fire-engine, Waitaki District Archive 2660

Business records form an important part of North Otago's heritage. The archive is fortunate to have records for the following local businesses:

Kurow Plunket Jubilee circa 1924, Waitaki District Archive 2015/203.07

The archive holds records from the following clubs and societies:

Island Cliff School 1944, Waitaki District Archive 400

Waitaki District Archive has been designated an official repository for Department of Education.