AtoJs Online contains a collection of digitised volumes of the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives and the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives. The collection currently covers the years 1854 to 1950.
There are two main ways to find information in AtoJs Online: searching and browsing. Searching lets you enter a query term and retrieves reports that contain that term. Browsing lets you look at all the reports, starting with a session, a volume or a section. All the reports on the site can be searched and browsed.
The Getting started page gives an overview of how to use AtoJs Online.
About the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives
The Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives (AJHR), sometimes known as "the A to Js", are a collection of government-related reports published every year from 1858. The reports cover many subjects, documenting the work of government departments and a wide range of other activities carried out by, or of interest to, the government of the day.
AtoJs Online also includes the three volumes of the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives (1854-1856), which preceded the AJHRs.
Statement from the Clerk of the House of Representatives
The Votes and Proceedings from 1854 to 1856, the Appendices to the Journal of the House of Representatives from 1858 to 2002, and from 2003, the Parliamentary Papers series, are all published by order or under the authority of the House of Representatives. The Speaker of the House controls and directs the printing of parliamentary documents. As Clerk of the House of Representatives, I fully endorse this project to digitise the Votes and Proceedings and the Appendices to the Journal of the House of Representatives as it is important to have these vital records available to the public in an easily accessible and searchable form.
Volumes from 1854 to 1930 have now been digitised and the collection is complete in that all volumes from that period have been accounted for but they should not be relied upon as the authoritative source. The Office of the Clerk will continue to hold the authoritative copy of record in bound volumes. Copies are available for viewing either at my Office or at the Parliamentary Library. Hardcopy sets are also held at the National Library, university libraries and some large public libraries.
Clerk of the House of Representatives
About the digitisation of the AJHRs
The National Library of New Zealand has initiated a collaborative programme to digitise the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives and make these important official records of New Zealand's social, economic and political history, easy to access and freely available online.
To find out more about the digitisation of the AJHRs, visit the AtoJs Online page on the National Library website.
The National Library would like to thank everyone who has supported the digitisation of the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives.
- Alexander Turnbull Library
- Lincoln University Library
- Massey University Library
- New Zealand Business & Parliament Trust
- New Zealand Historical Association
- Office of the Clerk
- Parliamentary Library
- Rail Heritage Trust of New Zealand
- University of Canterbury Library