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Weir House Residents' Association archives

Identifier: reg-weir

Scope and Contents

Weir House Residents' Association records include:

- Minutebooks - Photograph album (1933-?) - 'Weir House Magazine' - annual group photographs.

Related records series include: Weir House Committee Minutebooks. Weir House Warden's records. Individual Weir House residents and their families' records.


  • Creation: 1933-

Conditions governing access

Access is freely available in the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.

Conditions Governing Use

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Historical note

Weir House, a residential hostel for male students at Victoria University College, was built in 1932 using a bequest from William Weir, and occupied from 1933. A Residents' Association was formed in 1933. From 1979 on the hostel has admitted women students as well as men.

Weir House was overseen by a committee of Council and by a Warden, initially appointed from the University's teaching staff. The Council Committee ceased in c2003. The Warden's position was re-titled Residential Manager in 2003 and Head of Hall in 2008.


200 linear_centimeters

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Accession 2019-044

Items discarded and transferred

newspaper pages with cuttings removed. No content remaining that relates to Weir House. Bank statements for the Inter-Hostel Social Committee bank account 1987-1991 Folder titled "Funding for Journal" contains blank funding application form and information pack Message book (possibly Wardens communication for trivial matters) Notebook "SPAN 111" contains lists of Spanish words Government Superannuation Fund - Annual Report 1991 "for the sake of decent shelter" Maori Womens Housing Research Report Project Staff Guide to Supporting Students at Victoria 2009 Orientatin 84 "Through the Looking Glass" magazine transferred to New Zealand Students Arts Council (NZSAC) papers Papers (minutes etc) from the Wellington Women's Boarding House 1991-1993 from Jane Fulcher's (Warden) files were transferred to the Management Committee of the House.

Processing Information

Published to Archives@Victoria, March 2009.

Guide to the Weir House Residents' Association archives
Edited Full Draft
Nicola Frean and Chrissy Knight
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Repository Details

Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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