The archives held relate to the Society of Mary in New Zealand and Oceania and its contribution to the history of the Roman Catholic Church in New Zealand.
The Archives holds a wide range of material including administrative records, personal papers, biographical records of members of the Congregation, photographs, maps, plans, architectural drawings, audio-visual and sound recordings and glass lantern slides as well as a reference library and a number of objects.
- Society of Mary (Marist Fathers and Brothers) in New Zealand Provincial administration
- Archives collected at Mount St Mary’s Seminary, Greenmeadows including the winery
- Material from schools, churches and parishes with a Marist presence
- Maori Missions and Missions in Oceania from the arrival of Bishop J.B.F. Pompallier and the first missionaries in 1838
- Fr Emmet McHardy sm, missionary in Bougainville 1929-1932, correspondence and ethnographic material
- Complete sets of two publications, the Catholic monthly magazine Marist Messenger (1931-current) and of a Catholic Maori Mission quarterly Whiti Ora (1948-1983)
- A small quantity of literary papers from Pat Lawlor, Eileen Duggan and the Catholic Writers Movement (1940 – c.1949)
Access is granted only to bona fide researchers and is subject to the agreement to the terms and conditions laid out in the Marist Archives Access Agreement.
Research visits by appointment only.
There are no fixed charges for access to the Archives, except when Archives’ material is used for commercial purposes.
Donations to help offset costs of running and maintaining the Archives are welcomed. Donations are also appreciated for copying and research.
Contact Marist Archives
Click to contact the Marist Archives, or phone +64 471 0600
219 Thorndon Quay
PO Box 12195