New Zealand Electoral Roll 1935 Set (USB)

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Media: USB flash drive - 1 USB (20 volumes, 19,631 pages)
Year: 2019
ISBN: 9781742228297
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Prior to 1966, electoral rolls are the nearest thing New Zealanders have to census records and hence they are extremely important and useful for local, family and social historians.

This USB set contains the electoral rolls for all New Zealand districts for 1935 - almost 20,000 pages. Entries are arranged alphabetically within each district. You will find the details of about 900,000 people who were entitled (and registered) to vote. Importantly, the roll includes the names of many women qualified to vote for the election of members of the Parliament of New Zealand. As well as the General Roll, the Supplementary Roll for each district is also included in the compendium.

The electoral districts in 1935 were:

  • Volume 1 – Auckland Central, Auckland East, Auckland Suburbs and Auckland West
  • Volume 2 – Avon, Awarua, Bay of Plenty and Bay of Islands
  • Volume 3 – Buller, Mid-Canterbury, Chalmers and Christchurch East
  • Volume 4 – Christchurch North, Christchurch South and Clutha
  • Volume 5 – Dunedin Central, Dunedin North, Dunedin South and Dunedin West
  • Volume 6 – Eden, Egmont, Franklin and Gisborne
  • Volume 7 – Grey Lynn, Hamilton and Hauraki
  • Volume 8 – Hawke’s Bay, Hurunui, Hutt and Invercargill
  • Volume 9 – Kaiapoi, Kaipara, Lyttelton and Manawatu
  • Volume 10 – Manukau, Marsden, Masterton and Mataura
  • Volume 11 – Motueka, Napier, Nelson and Oamaru
  • Volume 12 – Oroua, Central Otago, Otaki and Pahiatua
  • Volume 13 – Palmerston, Parnell, Patea and New Plymouth
  • Volume 14 – Raglan, Rangitikei, Riccarton and Roskill
  • Volume 15 – Rotorua, Stratford, Tauranga and Temuka
  • Volume 16 – Thames, Timaru, Waikato and Waimarino
  • Volume 17 – Waipawa, Wairarapa, Wairau and Waitaki
  • Volume 18 – Waitemata, Wallace, Wanganui and Waitomo
  • Volume 19 – Wellington Central, Wellington East and Wellington North
  • Volume 20 – Westland, Wellington Suburbs and Wellington South

A section at the end of each electoral district lists the electors whose names had been removed from the main roll after it was closed for printing; also changes in address and occupation which occurred after printing of the main roll.

The following information is included for each entry:

  • No. on roll
  • Name in full
  • Residence
  • Occupation or Addition
  • Property qualification (if any)
  • Electoral District

This USB set contains high quality scanned images of the original rolls, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for titles with searchable text


1 Review
  • New Zealand Electoral Roll 1935 Set (USB)

    Posted by Brian Ross on 8th Jul 2021

    Great to have as a PDF file and the index to select the electoral region easy to use.

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