Diocesan Archive

The Archive/Te Whare Kahurangi is a gateway to some of New Zealand’s oldest colonial treasures, some of which predate the Treaty of Waitangi. 
The collection is a collaborative venture of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland and Te Pīhopatanga o te Tai Tokerau which preserves and manages Anglican documents, collateral and multimedia from 1815 to the present day. A research facility is available to the public by appointment.
Expect to find archival treasures such as original baptism registers brought to New Zealand by the first missionaries; a ledger from 1835 penned by Bishop George Augustus Selwyn; marriage/burial registers; liturgical garments; records from early orphanages, schools and institutions such as the Auckland City Mission… and much more.
Archive hours: by appointment only.
Monday 8.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday to Thursday  8.00am to 1.00pm
Closed – Friday, public holidays, Easter Tuesday.
E-mail: archive@aucklandanglican.org.nz
Ph: 09 302 7284
Physical address: Holy Trinity Cathedral precinct. Please click here to see a map of the location.
Postal address: PO Box 37 242, Parnell, Auckland 1151
Delivery address: 12 St Stephen’s Avenue, Parnell, Auckland 1052


John Kinder Theological Library & Archives

An archive and library for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.  As well as resources for Biblical study, theology, ministry, Anglicanism. church history, missions and pastoral care it has an extensive print, archive and manuscript collection in church history for New Zealand and parts of the Pacific.
It is within the grounds of St John’s Theological College
202 St John’s Road, Meadowbank, Auckland
Phone: 09 5283950
Email: library@kinderlibrary.ac.nz

Diocesan Archives Fees and Charges

The Archive’s core mission is to maintain records for the Anglican Diocese of Auckland with services provided to the Diocesan Administration Support team, contributing parishes, diocesan and church organisations.

In addition, we welcome genealogical and historical research, and endeavour to respond to research enquiries within 5-15 working days. Timeframe for delivery depends on the complexity and size of the request.

Schedule of Fees and Charges

Research in person – by appointment only
Monday & Friday 8am-5pm, Wednesday-Thursday 8am-2pm

$30.00 per visit/day

Research by the Archives staff – all requests must be in writing or via email including full contact details

First 30 mins: No charge

Further research: $30.00 per hour or part thereof

Postage/Courier costs

Charged as applicable

Copying (jpeg or pdf, A4 or A3) – excludes photographs (Please note there are restrictions regarding which records and documents can be photocopied or scanned.) 

$1.00/page or image

Image reproduction – digital photography (From bound volumes and other records that can’t be scanned or copied due to fragility or size.)

$20.00 per image

Photograph reproduction – high resolution scans jpeg or tiff of photographs

$20.00 per image

Register certificates – certified copies baptisms, confirmations and marriage entries

$30.00 each

Urgency fee – if required within 24 hrs

$30.00 per item/request

Register images uncertified images provided for historical research purposes only. (Please note registers cannot be photocopied or scanned.)             

$20.00 per entry

Publishing fees

Commercial use e.g. marketing calendars, postcards, book jackets, CD covers etc.

$100.00 per image

Book/Periodical/Magazine – author/researchers asked to donate copy in lieu of fees

No charge

Public displays acknowledgement to Archive required

No charge

Academic/Historical Research Projects – research and use of archives fee on application (generally an annual research fee). Additional costs as above may apply.

Modes of Payment

Internet banking: Following issue of invoice (this is the preferred method of payment)

Cheque: Payable to Diocese of Auckland (on reverse of cheque please note ‘ARCHIVE’ and research number)

Cash: Made in person at the Archive.

We do not have eftpos or credit card facilities.

For overseas payments ONLY

The swift code: ANZBNZ22

Account number: (as one whole number, no dashes or spaces necessary) 01023600001122000

Account name: PP the Diocesan Council of the Diocese of Auckland

Account Address: ANZ Bank, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand.