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The first three collections are
closed groups of records with an established provenance. They are stored in
their distinct groups with each box numbered and labelled with a description
of the contents. Volunteers are steadily working on entering all the information
of the collections' contents into FDCA's PastPerfect
computer system - but the material is identifiable and accessible meantime.
Feilding Library Collection
This group of nearly fifty boxes of
archival papers, over 230 framed photographs, and eight boxes of historical
objects and ephemera is the result of the 1974 Centennial Celebrations. A
museum display of the early settlers to the Feilding area was organised at that
The Coach House Collection
Many documents have been accumulated
by the Trust Board that manages the Coach House Museum, being the
records of the working party that formed the museum and its history. The
records are currently being catalogued and entered into the database.
This is the largest collection
and is boxed in over 400 containers. There are defunct club and
society papers, business records, school papers, old electoral rolls etc.
There is a computerised list of all records provided by MDC, but work has
barely begun on cataloguing and entering this information into the database.
This fourth collection is the FDCA's own archive. As each item is accepted, it
is accessioned into the database then housed
in appropriate containers, boxed and shelved according to accepted archival practice.
Feilding Herald Collection
And we are thinking ahead …..
Today’s genealogists find
local newspapers of the past a great source of information - photographs and
local interest stories of individuals and their families. So FDCA is
working on providing a similar resource for today’s children when in years
to come they are tomorrow’s genealogy researchers.
Feilding Herald are being stored, with headlines of stories which focus on local people,
local businesses and local events recorded in our electronic database.
Current Project - Manchester Block 140 Anniversary of Settlement
Districts Community Archive acknowledges this important historical
milestone by inviting people to contribute with filling in either the
‘Pioneer Family’ form, or the ‘Present Day Family’ form. The
gathered information will be a research resource for future generations
stored at Feilding & Districts Community Archive for people to access.
Forms are available using the links below.
The completed forms should be returned to the FDCA, Coach House Museum,
121 South Street, Feilding.