Karori Historical Society

Celebrating 50 years since our founding.


Our collection of papers & photos is contained in 3 cabinets on the mezzanine floor of the Karori Public Library, Main Rd, Karori. (Lift access is available). Visit the Karori Public Library

You are welcome to access the cabinets - please sign the register at the information desk.

Access to the material is restricted to browsing and photocopying (a photocopier is available on the ground floor).
Permission to borrow from the collection must be sought first - contact names and telephone numbers are inside the front cover of the register.

  • Biographical materials (four drawers)
  • Alphabetical subject sequence (nine drawers)
  • Photographs & Maps (two drawers)

We are always interested in receiving new material - please contact us.

Karori landscapes and street views

Karori Main Road 1895

Birdwood Street 1936

Beauchamp Street 1904

Parkvale Road 1890's

Karori businesses

Brooker & Reeve Garages 1930's

J G Raine's General Store 1930's

Picot's Store 1910

J G Raine's General Store 1899

Karori homes and homesteads

Makara Valley 1890's

Karori 1910

Chesney Wold

Terawhiti Station

Karori people and families

Tarr Family

McKelvey Family

Judd Sisters

Caldwell Family

Karori sports clubs

Marilyn Pryde 1962

Karori Bowling Club 1920

Karori Tennis Club Juniors

Tennis Pavilion 1953

Karori military cemetery (New Zealand's largest military cemetery