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Birkenhead Borough Council Ratebook Index 1912-1914

The Birkenhead Borough Council was formed in 1888 and was later declared a City Council in 1978. In 1989, Birkenhead City Council was dissolved when Birkenhead was amalgamated with other borough councils to form North Shore City Council.

This database is a transcription made from a Birkenhead Borough ratebook covering the years 1912 to 1914. It is the earliest surviving ratebook for Birkenhead Borough Council held by Auckland Council Archives.

The ratebook is arranged alphabetically by the name of the occupier. Full street addresses for properties were not recorded in the ratebook, only the legal description of a property was given. The ratebook includes the following information:
  • Number on the [valuation] roll
  • Name of occupier or person liable to be rated
  • Address (the address the rates notice is sent to, not necessarily that of the property being rated)
  • Description of property (legal description)
  • Area of land
  • Rateable value

The database is searchable by name and the date. Use the Browse button to browse the contents of these fields. It is a full transcript of the ratebook.


  • Search for a person