History and Heritage on the Selwyn Council website: includes books for sale about local history.
Selwyn Heritage Collection
This is a small reference collection of Selwyn historical books and pamphlets. In many cases we also have borrowing copies of these publications.
The following papers are archived at Leeston Library.
|Central Canterbury News||1985-86, 2001-2006, 2008, 2010-2011|
|Malvern News||1999, 2001-2011|
|The Malvern Record||1966-1969, 1978-1990|
|The New Record||1957-1965|
The Ellesmere Guardian 1891-1945 is available on Papers Past.
Items in our Digital Content Collections have been donated to Selwyn District Libraries for private study use (such as school projects, family and local history research). Any use should acknowledge the sources of the material and the original creator of the item where known. If you wish to use images for commercial purposes or to publish the image, please contact us to discuss the intended use and request a high resolution file.
Created to record and preserve the heritage of the Selwyn District of New Zealand. There are two main collections as well as more than 1500 other images:
- Soldiers of Selwyn - 329 images and 305 entries commemorating the soldiers from Selwyn who lost their lives during the course of World War I.
- School Days - 85 images and 23 entries about schools in the area.
Find more Selwyn, Canterbury images at Digital NZ.