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National Library of New Zealand

Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa


Many resources for Family History research in New Zealand and overseas, particularly Great Britain, Ireland and Australia. The collection focuses on Birth, Death and Marriage indexes and shipping indexes. Resources are listed in the library catalogue.

Electoral Rolls, Census, Directories

All Electoral rolls for New Zealand 1865 to present (various formats). New Zealand Postal directories (various formats).


The Māori Reference Collection contains published Māori material across all subject areas. The material can be used on-site in the National Library in Wellington. Use the National Library Catalogue to see what's available.