What is in our archives?
Auckland Council Archives hold the records of permanent value from all the local authorities which, over the years, have amalgamated to become Auckland Council.
The records represent the
corporate memory of the councils and their predecessors, documenting their functions and activities.
They contain a vast amount of historical information about the region, the cities and its people – an invaluable research resource.
The records are available for research by the public.
We are currently adding records to our archival collections from the remaining former authorities and predecessors.
Local councils archives
Auckland Regional Council
Formed in 1989, the Auckland Regional Council took over the functions and responsibilities of the Auckland Regional Authority, which was established in 1963.
Auckland City Council
The Auckland City Council was established in 1871. Since then, the boundaries have expanded, with the most substantial change in 1989 seeing the amalgamation of 11 territorial local authorities to form Auckland city.
Search the archives database for Auckland City Council record collections.
Franklin District Council
Franklin District Council was Formed in 1989 by the amalgamation of Franklin County, Pukekohe Borough, Waiuku Borough and Tuakau Borough, along with the northern portion of the former Raglan County.
Find local body archives from Franklin District Council and its predecessor and associated bodies: