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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti

The Dunedin City Council archives cover a significant period of New Zealand history in the area administered by the Dunedin City Council and its predecessors.

In 1983, Dunedin City Council was the first local authority in New Zealand to set up archives. Since then the collection has continued to expand to include a range of things related to DCC and its predecessors. The archives include the records from local authorities, including early town boards, district  roads boards, borough and county councils, and the city council.

The archives department answers public enquiries and specialises in property, building and land information from 1857 onwards. Sources include ratesbooks dating back to the 1850s, cadastral maps, aerial photography and building plans.

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Our collection

Exhibitions

What’s in our archives?

Our collection

The Dunedin City Council archives cover a significant period of New Zealand history in the area administered by the Dunedin City Council and its predecessors.

Exhibitions

DCC Archives publishes a Flashback Friday segment (#FBF) most Friday’s on the DCC Facebook and Twitter accounts, these are like mini-exhibitions. Click on any of the images below and you’ll be taken to the album on Facebook.

What’s in our archives?

DCC Archives hold a unique set of archives that can aid you in your research. Here you can find some information, resources and handy hints for using our archives.

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