The following list is a general guide to the resources available when researching place name proposals:

LINZ resources

NZGB archives

The NZGB holds archives of information on place names, including proposals, submissions and historical gazetted names. Depending on availability, public access may be possible - please contact the NZGB.

  • Correspondence volumes 1-72, 1915 -1994
  • Board minutes volumes 1-9, 1927-1986
  • File 22/2605/3 volumes 1-19, 1945-1993
  • Antarctic names volumes 1-8, 1952-1994
  • Manual card indexes
NZGB databases
  • Database of proposals and submissions
  • Enquiries database
  • Māori articles
LINZ library
LINZ applications
New Zealand Gazetteer

Other sources:

Antarctic names
New Zealand Gazettes online
Victoria University
Waikato University
Te Puni Kōkiri
Internal Affairs
Office of Treaty Settlements
Department of Conservation
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori
Kōrero Māori
International Hydrographic Organisation
Archives New Zealand
Ministry of Culture and Heritage
National Library