A team of local volunteers give many hours of their time to assist with processing photographs, documents and records. They also undertake research projects on local areas which are then made available to the public. A computerised index of the below items is searchable by members of the UCHR Society upon request.
Resources available for purchase
Contact us via the contact page with your request to purchase an item and we will provide you with instructions on payment and the reference# to use and we will organise your purchase to be delivered to you or you can pickup from the Wanaka Library.
Book Resource List
$ Donation Only
We can provide you with a book reference list on request for a small donation.
100 Historical stories of women from the Upper Clutha area, Central Otago
The Upper Clutha 150 years
A short history of the first 150 years of recorded history of the Upper Clutha area.
1 2 5, Look Alive!
A celebration of 125 Years of Schooling in the Wanaka District. Short histories and recollections of attending the schools
Courageous and Free
Book about the servicemen and nurse from the Upper Clutha who lost their lives in WW1
A large collection of prints, negatives and digital scans dating from the 1860s is available to view.
Photographs are in display folders and may be accessed through Wanaka Library staff or a duty member of the UCHRS.
Purchase of a Print copy: Pricing of a print is based on the cost of “Production” and “Surcharge” as below.
This covers the cost charged by the Kodak Wanaka shop to produce a high-quality A4 reproduction of the Society’s photograph.
Surcharge - Private use
If your print is for private use, the Private Use Surcharge will be added to the Print Production cost.
The surcharge is used by the Society to assist with preservation of the records.
Surcharge - Commercial use
If your print is for commercial use, the Commercial Use Surcharge will be added to the Print Production cost.
The surcharge is used by the Society to assist with the preservation of the records.
Other available resources
Books, family trees, family reunions, notes, photographs
Births, Death and Marriage records, burial records and /or headstone transcriptions for the Upper Clutha including Tarras.
Historic Houses and Properties:
Businesses, Hotels, Real Estate
Historical information on several houses, “Grandview Farm” history and records Run holding and farms
Community Organisations, Councils, Boards etc:
Lakes County Council, Queenstown Lakes District Council, Vincent County Council and Associations. Mt Aspiring National Park
District Schemes – Hawea Dam, Hydro Development, Clutha Power Development
Airport, Halls, Community Centres, Churches, Fire Brigades, Police
Subdivisions and planning, Names of streets and places to 2018, Medical Services, Library, Rabbit Boards, Tourism Upper Clutha Schools History
Bendigo, Cardrona, Criffel and Lindis Gold Claims and Diggings
Alpine Deer Group, Alpine Helicopters, Sir Tim Wallis, Warbirds Over Wanaka
Boats, Bus Tours, Dog Trials
Census 2000 for the Upper Clutha households Collections include: David Jaquiery photographs and negatives 1960s-1990s, Toby Winderlov photographs, John Turnbull photographs and negatives, Stan Kane of “Grandview” material, Grey West captain of “Malibu” memorabilia, Jerry and Phyllis Aspinall of Mt Aspiring Station publications and material, Jack Nolan sawmiller papers
Mt Barker history and summary of reference published material,
Puzzling World and Maze, Sawmilling, Ski fields history, Wanaka Tannery, etc.
The Lakesider 1991-2003
Alpine News 1980s – early 2000
People’s Biography and Memorials:
The Past Perfect database Peoples Biography section has a brief summary of the Upper Clutha Pioneer Family Register names, plus others, linked to relevant documentation held in the database such as written histories, photographs etc., which allows quicker access to find information when researching.
The Plaque Memorial File – records citation, GPS co-ordinates of plaque and a photograph.
Sports Clubs, Associations and Societies:
Minute books, financial records, memorabilia and some recent histories.