About this exhibition

Besides being the keepers of historic records from the legacy councils of the Auckland region, Auckland Council Archives also cares for regalia and mayoral chains. This online exhibition features images and descriptions of the mayoral chains that were worn by the mayors of many of the former councils in the Auckland region.

At present, Auckland Council does not have its own mayoral chain. In fact, not all councils had mayoral chains. As far as we know, the County of Waiheke, Great Barrier County Council, Manurewa Borough Council, Manukau County Council, Waitemata County Council, Rodney County Council, and the Warkworth Town Board/Council all did not have mayoral chains.

To begin viewing, use the navigation bar on the left to select a council. Alternatively click on an image below - use the arrows to navigate the images for each region.