Canterbury Resources

The LDS Family History Centre.

Open hours: Tues 9.30am-3.30pm & 7.00pm-9.00pm

Wednesday 9.30am-3.30pm, Thursday 9.30am-3.30pm & 7.00pm-9.00pm. Sat 9.30am-12.noon.

25 Fendalton Road, Christchurch. Phone 03 355 6874. Zealand_Family_History_Centre

National Archives (Christchurch)

- Public Reading Room open from 9.30am to 1.00pm Monday to Friday

15 Harvard Drive, Wigram (adjacent to the Air Force Museum).

Christchurch City Library - Turanga

60 Cathedral Square, Central Christchurch. Phone 03 9417923


A Guide to Museums in the Waimakariri and Hurunui Region

Amuri Historical Society

Hours: Sunday 2pm to 4pm or by appointment. Admission: Donation. The museum is housed in a very interesting and attractive cob cottage. The old church located at the rear of this cottage houses memorable scrapbooks from the early years and many photographs which are well worth a look.

Cust and Districts Historical Record Society

Main Road, Cust. Hours: 2pm to 4pm Sundays, or by appointment. Contact B S Kingsbury, phone 03 3125839. Admission: Donation. Administered by the Cust and Districts Historical Society Inc. Collections relate to Cust and surrounding districts. Records of local churches, clubs, school, businesses, cemeteries, family histories, land titles, Waimakariri-Ashley Water Supply Board, records, photographs and various memorabilia from the district.

Kaikoura Museum

Facebook Phone 03 3197440

Kaiapoi Museum

Administered by the Kaiapoi District Historical Society and housed in Kaiapoi Historic Court House. As well as an interesting collection of objects from the Kaiapoi's yesteryears, it holds an extensive pictoral collection plus early newsprint, Kaiapoi Lodges, and Kaiapoi Woollen Mills collections of days gone by.

Kowai Archives

Located at 1091 Upper Sefton Road, Balcairn, in the old Kowai County Council Building. Ph Terry Green 0276129852 or Anne Lemon 03 3148555. Email: Kowai Archives Society was originally known as Kowai-Sefton Archives. It was established in 1990 when members of Sefton-Kowai CWI decided to 'collect, preserve and exhibit records of the cultural history of the local area'. The name was changed to Kowai Archives in 1997 after almalgamation with the Amberley Historical Society. The Society has always depended on the work of volunteers, and we welcome anyone who can spare an hour or two to help.

Oxford Historical Records Society

Hours 2pm to 4pm Sundays, or by arrangement. Contact Mrs M. Ivory, 03 3124533. Admission: Donation. Collections relate to the Oxford District. Local history including some family history, clubs, schools, businesses, cemeteries, photographs and various memorabilia from around the district.

Rangiora and Districts Early Records Society

Hours 1.30-4pm Wednesday and Sunday. Admission: Adults $2.00, Children 50cents. Research charges $10 per hour plus expenses for written research. The Rangiora Museum is a local history museum with a very extensive photographic and archival collection covering Rangiora and Districts. We also have displays including an early 1890s bedroom, parlour, shop and a restored cob cottage.

Cheviot Historical Records Society


Hanmer Springs Records

Contact Rosemary Ensor at