Useful Links

Photographs of Hataitai

Digital NZ

Digital NZ is a website that brings together photographs, videos, songs and other material into one searchable pool. I created a small Gallery of Hataitai photos but there are many more on the site.

Wellington City Council Archives

WCC Archives online search includes some photos. Contact the Archives for specific enquiries.

Wellington City Recollect

Wellington City Recollect is administered by Wellington Public Libraries. The collection includes postcards and photographs.

Local history sources

Wellington City Council Archives

WCC Archives contains a huge collection of information about the city, including correspondence between citizens and the Council, information about Council works and improvements, rates books and so on. Contact the Archives for specific enquiries.

Archives New Zealand

Archives New Zealand keeps records created by the government and dealing with people's interactions with the government. This includes land records, police and criminal records, school records and so on.

National Library

The National Library, which includes the Turnbull Library, collects published and unpublished material which tells the story of New Zealand's development, including photographs, newspapers, ephemera (posters, pamphlets etc), diaries and correspondence.


Paperspast is part of the National Library. It is a huge and growing digitised collection of early New Zealand newspapers and magazines and is an amazing easy-to-use source for local history.

Family history sources

All the sites listed under 'Local History Sources' are valuable for researching family history in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Society of Genealogists has additional resources and advice for its members.

Subscription databases such as Ancestry and Find My Past are also very useful. These sites can be accessed for free at major public libraries.

Hataitai websites

Hataitai community website

Various Facebook pages