The Wairarapa Archive is dedicated to collecting and preserving Wairarapa’s unique heritage, and presenting back to the community.
Search through thousands of images from Wairarapa’s past and see the way we were.
Read all about it! 150 years of Wairarapa newspapers, covering events throughout the entire region.
Looking for whakapapa and family ancestry? We have a wide range of resources to help, plus friendly staff.
Local people recording and delivering memories of all aspects of living in Wairarapa.
Our people, our places – our stories gathered in one place to easily find.
Where are your ancestors buried? A comprehensive guide to searching New Zealand cemeteries.
The fascinating stories behind the naming of Masterton’s streets, roads, lanes, crescents and places.
How did Wairarapa fare during the Great War of 1914-1918?
Our Little Ones
The war-time diaries of F.P. Welch, published 100 years after they were written.