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The Feilding & Districts Community Archive aims to preserve and store the history of our area.   The Archive contains material from many local clubs and organisations, both current and defunct, providing a wonderful insight into our District's past.  There are also significant personal collections containing documents and photographs depicting local history.

Feature in the Foyer

This month the display in the foyer focuses on books and diaries relating to World War I as part of the wider ANZAC Display.  There are also a variety of photographs, postcards and other interesting archives of the time, held within our collection.

ANZAC Display

2018 is the final year of the WWI Centennial Commemorations.  On display within the museum will be a memorial wall of our soldiers who lost their lives during WWI, a garden of crosses, and on the big screen 'A Silent Tribute To Those Who Served'.   Also on display will be a miscellany of items from the era including cartoons, objects and photographs.  The Coach House Museum is also hosting an ANZAC Breakfast on the 25 April 2018, immediately after the dawn parade.   Click here for more info.


A peek into the past ...

The Archive is currently processing a digital collection of historic photographs collected over the years by Brian Hunter.  Included are snaps of buildings, businesses, places and people.




Matsubara - Aldridge Homestead
in Bunnythorpe, 1910

Manawatu YMCA 1918







Jack Trewin Boot Depot


Park & Smith Family
Boating on the Manawatu River, 1880s

F.MacKenzie, Fruiter





Utuwai School, 1903

Waituna West Village, 1906






Matthew Brothers Threshing Mill

Lethbridge Family




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Manawatu Historic Vehicles
Collection Trust

Feilding & Districts Community Archive,  121 South Street,  Feilding