Petone Community Library
Hutt City Libraries Heritage Centre
Hutt City Libraries has a Heritage Centre located at the Petone Library. Specialist staff are available to assist with local and family history enquiries. Email Petone.Library@huttcity.govt.nz to get in touch with them.
Items held in the Heritage Centre include:
Books on all aspects of life in Lower Hutt; books by Lower Hutt residents; a selection of local histories from other parts of New Zealand; genealogy; reference works to assist with further research.
Selection of periodicals published in Lower Hutt; local and family history magazines, eg. NZGenealogist.
Representative collection of magazines from schools in Lower Hutt. Hutt City Libraries aim to collect comprehensively and is actively seeking to fill gaps. Searchable on Hutt City Libraries catalogue.
Substantial collection of local newspapers, on microfilm and in hardcopy including:
Rolls for Lower Hutt electorates from 1982 to the present.
Directories and almanacs
A representative collection of street, Post Office, business and telephone directories for the Hutt and Wellington are available in hardcopy, microform and CD-Rom. Searchable on the Library catalogue.
New Zealand Births, Deaths and Marriages up to 1990.
A selection of photographs of Lower Hutt. Most copied from other organisations such as National Library.
Family History Resources
Microfiche and CD-Rom’s including Early Wellington Settlers and NZSG Kiwi Index.
Oral History Recording Equipment
Hutt City Libraries is currently developing a collection of oral histories. It also has two Fostex oral history recorders for hire ($10 per day).
To find out more contact the Library’s Family History Specialist, Tricia Meehan email@example.com, (04) 560 1013
Hutt City Libraries usually requires customers to have received training from the National Library's Oral History Centrebefore borrowing the recorders and to deposit a set of the recordings with the Library’s Heritage Centre at Petone Library.