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Friends Conference Auckland 1909

Quaker Archives

The activities of the Yearly Meeting generate material that could be of value in the future.  The Yearly Meeting Archivist collects material relating to the activities of the Yearly Meeting and its Committees. Click here to see the archives policy.

  • The archives are held in the annex, Mt Eden Friends Centre, Auckland.
  • A deposit of archival material is made every ten years to the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington.
  • Contact the Archivist for access.

Depositing material with the YM Archivist:

  • Members and Monthly Meetings with back copies of documents they no longer wish to store can offer these to the Archivist.
  • Receipt will be acknowledged. 
  • If it is not already clear, the Archivist will request information on the expectations of the contributor. Sometimes sensitive records are kept sealed and only made available after a specified time.

Some material from the Yearly Meeting archives and from other Monthly Meetings in Aotearoa New Zealand is held in the Alexander Turnbull Library which is part of the National Library of New Zealand.  

  • To see the range of items deposited enter “Religious Society of Friends” into the search box.  
  • To access physical items that have been deposited in the Alexander Turnbull Library you will need to visit the Alexander Turnbull Library in person.
  • For details about accessing items see here.

Depositing material with the Alexander Turnbull Library:

  • Many Meetings use the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington to store copies of their minutes and other documents of historical interest. Click here to see how to donate.
  • Researchers are advised to consult the Alexander Turnbull Library collection lists to locate such documents.

Archived files from the old website

All files have been archived from the Quaker Website quaker.org.nz  which operated from 20 October 2010 to April 2020.

Some of these have been copied to appropriate places on the new website quakers.nz (operating from 9 April 2020); others have not. Some will be contain private personal information so this page is restricted for viewing. Friends/researchers will need to request the files through the Quaker website user support for access to specific files.

Email your request to Help Desk 


This page last updated August 2022

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