Wellington Founders held an interesting lunch meeting on July 3rd with our speaker Adrian Humphris from Wellington City Archives. He spoke about the history of the archives and the massive amounts of material they hold, showed us the first electoral roll which dated from the election in 1842 of the first council in Wellington and in New Zealand. They hold all plans and correspondence to and from the Council and are busy with requests for current or historic information. Their offices are also open for private researchers who wish to do historical research of any kind. We thanked him for the generous time he spent with us.