During Easter we are closed on Friday 19th, Sunday 21st, Monday 22nd and also Thursday 25th for ANZAC Day. See our opening hours for more info.

John Mitchell


Opening hours

Please phone for an appointment


Room to work. Advice on sources of Māori history and whakapapa (especially Tainui and Taranaki tribes)


Koha to Whakatu Marae


Births, Deaths and Marriages

Photocopies of early baptism records, especially Wesleyan Church


Various Whakapapa books. Photocopies of family trees.


Photocopies of land title records and local land legislation

See also the book: Te tau ihu o te Waka = A history of Maori of Nelson and Marlborough. Vol 3 : Nga tupuna – the ancestors / Hilary and John Mitchell. Huia Publishers in association with Wakatu Incorporation, 2009.