Interested in finding out about Palmerston North and Palmerstonians? The Ian Matheson city archives is the gateway to exploring the city and people.
The archives offer an insight into the historical development of Palmerston North. As well as receiving archives from the Palmerston North City Council, we hold a wide collection of donated records from local businesses, organisations or families. These can be searched online (see below).
We also have wider secondary resources on hand to complement the archives, including books on Palmerston North history, microfilms of past issues of the Manawatū Standard and other local newspapers, and research files on commonly researched topics.