Do you want to know the history of your street, suburb, community, local church or school? Looking for information on a building or public place? Here’s how you can find the information you're looking for.
Auckland Libraries also provides access to a range of online databases. You can search for resources in these databases using our article search.
When researching the history of a place or building, try these online databases:
Local history references from Auckland newspapers and journals. This is now part of the Auckland People and Events collection in Kura Heritage Collections Online.
Oral histories, newspapers, images and archives for North Shore, West Auckland and Rodney. Browse these records on Kura Heritage Collections Online.
Images, drawings and printed material relating to South Auckland and North Waikato areas from the 1870s to present day. This is now under the Photographs collection in Kura Heritage Collections Online.
A detailed chronology of significant events from the history of South Auckland. This collection can now be viewed in Kura Heritage Collections Online.
Street names in the former districts of the wider Auckland region, their origins and name changes.
Search for the original purchasers of the land in the Auckland central business district, section and lot numbers, area, and year, from 1850 to 1859.
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