Welcome to LINZ on RECOLLECT
Note – Field Book numbers have 4 digits, by adding ‘0’s at the front. Use 4 digits to search for items, for example:
- Book 3 is ‘0003’
- Book 23 is ‘0023’
- Book 123 is ‘0123’
- Books are named and arranged in numerical order, grouped by Land District.
- To find all items use the search box above. To narrow your search results to a single Land District use the search boxes on the right.
- Example search phrases:
- GS-AK_0270 returns images from Book 270 in the Gisborne-Auckland book sequence
- WN_0270 returns images from Book 270 in the Wellington land district
- Images are numbered in the order they were taken, and do not match page numbers. To find a specific page, flip through a book’s images.
- Images may look fuzzy as they are lower resolution "browsing" versions to speed up access.
- To see the high-resolution "viewing " image select an individual item, go tot that items screen and click "Zoom to 100%" icon on the left hand side bar
- This retrieves the higher quality copy - it is larger and slower to load. When downloading you will get the high-resolution version.
If you cannot find a book you think should be there, click the “Contact Us" button below and send a message explaining the issue, we will search the original registers to confirm if the book still exists.
Which Field Books are digitised?
Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand has digitised cadastral survey books for the North Island up to 1971, and Canterbury Land District to 1952. More books for the South Island will be added over time.
Search by Land District
|All Auckland||All Land Districts with Auckland content|
|NA||North Auckland Land District content only - Books 0004 to 6250|
|SA||South Auckland Land District content only - Books 0022 to 6231|
Gisborne-Auckland (for land split between the two districts) content only – Books 0270 to 3648
|All land districts with Gisborne content - Books 0001 to 1206|
Hawkes Bay Land District including Napier content – Books 0001 to 1081
|TN||Taranaki Land District Content only - Books 0001 to 1351|
|WN||Wellington Land District only - Books 0029 to 4588|
Canterbury (Old) Land District content (pre-1876) – Books 0001 to 0377
Otago Land District content only - Books 0001 to 1063
|ANT||Antarctica Land District content|