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.
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 time.
have been accumulated by the Trust Board that manages the
Coach House Museum, including the records of the working party
that formed the museum and its history.
District Council Collections
is the largest collection and is boxed in over 400
containers. There are defunct club and society
papers, business records, school papers, old electoral
This fourth collection is
the FDCA's own collection. As each item is accepted,
it is accessioned into the database then housed in
appropriate containers, boxed and shelved according to
accepted archival practice. This collection
focuses on people, places, events, businesses and
And we are thinking ahead …..
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. Issues of the 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
& 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
The completed forms should be returned to the FDCA,
Coach House Museum, 121 South Street, Feilding.