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About the Upper Hutt Community Archives


The Upper Hutt Community Archive was set up in 1996 with the support of the New Zealand Lotteries Grants Board and the Upper Hutt Rotary Club. The collection is made up of a wide range of original heritage material, including photographs, newspapers, archives, manuscripts, maps, oral history tapes, and other material relating to the history of Upper Hutt and its people.  Materials in the collection have been donated by a wide range of community groups, clubs, church and business enterprises, as well as by many individuals. The Community Archives collection is held at the Upper Hutt City Library and items can be viewed on request.


The collection is cared for by an Archivist who is keen to hear from interested groups or individuals with material to donate, or information to add, to help improve our knowledge about Upper Hutt, its community, and its heritage.  Please feel free to contact our Archivist for more information.




RECOLLECT is an online platform for presenting digital heritage collections built and hosted by New Zealand Micrographics Services (NZMS). It has been specifically designed for fostering community participation, enabling heritage organisations to draw on the valuable knowledge, stories, and energy out there in their respective communities to add value to their collections. Constructed using proven open source tools, RECOLLECT is easy to navigate and provides an exciting range of options — such as annotation, geo-tagging, and bookmarking —  to enhance the user experience. More information can be found on the Recollect website.