If you are interested in finding out about Palmerston North or
Palmerstonians, the City Archives is the gateway to exploring your
city and its people.
Archive records must be studied in our reading room - an
appointment can help speed up your enquiry
What are archives?
Archives are the records that are made, received and accumulated
during the life of an organisation or person. They are preserved
because of their continuing evidential or informational value, and
are generally unique and irreplaceable.
Who uses the archives?
All those who are interested in local history and the
development of Palmerston North and its environs, such as local
historians, academic and school researchers and genealogists, or
for one-off local interest enquiries.
Where do our archives come from?
As well as receiving archives from the Palmerston North City
Council, we encourage the local community to consider donating the
records of businesses, organisations or families.
Pataka Ipurangi - Manawatu Memory Online
Pataka Ipurangi: Manawatu Memory Online is our Local History
Digital Library, containing a selection of digitised resources from
the Palmerston North City Library and the Ian Matheson City
Pataka Ipurangi literally means Online Storehouse. Manawatu
Memory Online currently consists of historical photographs,
manuscripts, maps, and documents
Palmerston North City Library
City Archivist: Lesley Courtney
Assistant Archivist: Barbara Olsen
Photograph Collection Assistant: Robyn
Archives Central - http://archivescentral.org.nz