Libraries and Community Services have launched a new local history digital archive – manawatuheritage.pncc.govt.nz containing all of the wonderful collections previously available on Pātaka Ipurangi plus new content we couldn’t previously showcase, such as books, photo albums, post cards, audio and video recordings. You can explore this existing content by searching key words and use dynamic filters to refine your results.
Manawatū Heritage is also a living heritage tool which encourages active participation from the community by accepting digital uploads and written articles from the public. By creating a log-in, you can upload your own stories and photographs to the repository as well as comment on individual items, share your findings via email and social media, as well as download high resolution copies of out of copyright materials.
You may have discovered that one of your ancestors was a soldier, sailor or airman who served with the military forces in the Great War of 1914-1918.
There are now resources available online for tracing individuals and the military units with which they served in World War One. Military museums and libraries, national archive collections, newspaper and photograph libraries, census records, town archives, village memorials, memorials in churches are other sources which possibly could help point you in the right direction.
Below are links to some websites that may assist you with your research:
Visit the Heritage team on the 2nd floor of the city library for more tips and advice.
Scan your photos, slides and negatives
Come in and use the digitisation station in the Heritage area on the 2nd floor of the City Library. It can scan negatives and positive colour slides, as well as general printed photographs.
You can use it to preserve digitally your old family negatives and photographs to save them for generations to come. We’d love for you to visit us with your collections so we can show you how to get started.
For individual sessions to get you started, contact the Heritage team!
The Welcome Lounge has the most recent copies of each New Zealand newspaper, and a selection of international newspapers.
Local historical newspapers, dating back to the 1870s, are available on microfilm on the Second Floor of the library.
E ngā waka, e ngā reo, e ngā mana, e ngā hau e whā
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou,
Tēnā koutou katoa
Kohikohinga Maori contains contemporary and historical materials – books, microform, dvds, online databases, photographs, newspapers and serials. You will also find material in our Community Libraries, Mobile Library and Children’s library.
Lost in your family tree?
Our expert volunteers are available to assist you with any genealogy inquiries you might have.
Whether you’re just getting started learning about your family tree or need some help tracking down a long lost ancestor, we can help with any questions you might have.
Experts available to help
10:30am – 1:30pm
10:30am – 1:30pm
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Maori Land Court
A representative from the Maori Land Court visits the Central Library once a month and is available to meet with interested parties.
For more information or an appointment please phone the Maori Land Court on (06) 349 0770, or contact Huatahi Nuku on email@example.com or 027 429 5773