Tasman District Library


280 Queen Street
Richmond 7020
Ask for Helen McCubbin, Information Services Desk +64 3 543 8478
Alternative phone: +64 3 543 8500
Fax +64 3 544 8470

Email contact



For genealogy resources and information about the Waimea South Collection, see the library website.

  • Waimea South history and genealogy collection. Housed for the Waimea South Historical Society, this collection includes a large number of family trees, photographs, church records and cemetery records.
  • Local history collection of published material on the Nelson region
  • Roll of Honour: biographical information about those killed in the Boer War, WWI and WWII (with index of names ) in the Nelson area

Births, Deaths and Marriages

  • Waimea South history and genealogy collection contains records of births, deaths and marriages mainly relating to Waimea District [typewritten lists] but some other areas included where notices were put in the Nelson newspapers
  • Burial records for Nelson region

Electoral Rolls, Census, Directories

  • Electoral rolls for Nelson 1983-1989, 1991-1993, 1999-, Tasman,1982.1985-1988, 1990-1994 West Coast Tasman 1995, 1999, 2001-, Southern Māori/ Te Tai Tonga 1983-1992, 1995, 1999-
  • Telephone directories for Nelson held for at least five years


  • Hard copy of the Nelson Mail held for the current year and the previous full year