Find your ancestors in New Zealand Railway Employees 1896

Search for New Zealand’s railway officers and employees from 1896. Learn about their working lives and uncover details of their job title, length of service, and more.

Each record includes a transcript. The amount of information listed varies, but the New Zealand Railway Employees 1896 records usually include the following information about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Job title
  • Department in which they worked
  • Length of service
  • Rate of pay
  • Other details of their employment
  • Other comments may vary

This is an index of roughly 4,500 New Zealand railway officers and employees.

The information was sourced from a report to the New Zealand House of Representatives concerning these workers’ details of employment, including length of service and pay rates. This was then recorded in the New Zealand Appendices to Journals of the House of Representatives in 1896.