An accession is a discrete group of records transferred into archival custody by a single agency on a specific date.
Each accession is assigned a unique numeric code (an accession number) to distinguish it from others and this code is used to manage and control Archives NZ work flow for the records within the accession. The accession codes are prefixed by A, CH, D or W for Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington offices respectively. Not all assigned accession codes are linked to a list of transferred records. There can be several reasons for this including uncompleted transfers.
Archives NZ has assigned over 9000 accession codes to date. The accessions shown here are only those with a connection to a list of records as at June 2013. This data is intended to provide a preview of Archives New Zealand's collections. Accessions and their related lists are being added constantly so Archway at www.archway.archives.govt.nz should be consulted for the most up to date and accurate information.