With a worldwide history spanning more than 1,000 years and a local history dating back to 1885, St John has many stories to tell.
At the St John archives, located within our Auckland and Christchurch offices, our past is recorded and displayed as a museum, an extensive library and a large collection of carefully preserved artefacts. Some of the treasures in our archives are available online; you can see and hear them by clicking on the page links below.
Our archives are maintained by teams of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who share a long connection to the organisation. If you have a question about St John’s history, they have the resources to find the answer.
Visit the Archives or ask a question
If you’re researching St John for your own interest, or as part of academic study, you’re welcome to visit the Archives or call with your question. You can contact the Archives by calling 0800 ST JOHN (0800 785 646)
See some videos from the Archives
There are many videos in the St John Archives. Some of them are available online for viewing.
Watch historical videos >>
See photos from the Archives
There are hundreds of photographs in the Archives. You can see a selection here.
Look at photographs >>
The Archives volunteers have some great stories to tell about working for St John.
Read volunteer stories >>
View all the resources available through the St John archives.
View the archives database >>