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Local Karori History Documents Available to the Public

Materials currently contained in the collection include:

  • Monographs

  • Newspaper clippings

  • Letters

  • Photographs

  • Plans

  • Maps

  • Pamphlets

  • Ephemera

  • Oral history audiotapes

  • Selected primary material

The Society will not collect:

  • The official records of Karori businesses or organisations

  • Materials requiring specialised treatment of preservation

  • Primary materials which, because of their historical importance or for other reasons, are more appropriately kept by the Turnbull Library.

How the material is stored

Most of the material is organised by subject and stored in filing cabinets.

  • Biographical materials (two drawers)

  • Alphabetical subject sequence (four drawers)

  • Photographs (one drawer) and

  • Miscellaneous materials (one drawer).

Accessing the material

In January 2006 The Karori Historical Society's collection returned to its original home in the re-built Karori Library, Main Road, Karori.

The collection is contained in 3 cabinets on the mezzanine floor of the library, with lift access available from the ground floor. 

If you wish to access the cabinets, please sign the register at the information desk, and you will be shown the location of the cabinets. There is a comprehensive Finding List in a blue folder on top of the cabinets.


Access to the material is generally restricted to browsing and photocopying - a photocopier is available near the collection.  Permission to borrow items from the collection must be sought - contact names and telephone numbers are inside the front cover of the register.


Karori Public Library Opening Hours


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.30am - 6pm
Thursday 9.30am - 8pm
Friday 9-30am - 6pm
Saturday 9.30am - 4pm