Trentham, New Zealand
|Local Authority||Upper Hutt City|
|Population||3,789 (data: 2006)|
|Train stations||Trentham Railway Station|
Trentham is the most populous suburb of Upper Hutt, a city in the Wellington region of New Zealand. The suburb is located in a widening of the Hutt Valley, five kilometres to the southwest of the Upper Hutt city centre.
The name "Trentham" was initially given by Richard Barton, the first European Settler in the area, in honour of his former employer, the Duke of Sutherland. One of the Duke of Sutherland's subsidiary titles was Viscount Trentham, of Trentham in the County of Stafford.
The suburb is home to the Trentham Racecourse, the base of the Wellington Racing Club (WRC), the site of Hutt International Boys' School and is also the site of the Trentham Military Camp, which was used extensively for training soldiers in preparation for World War I and is still a base for the NZ Army and Defence Force.
Barton's Bush is located in Trentham.
- Trentham School is a state contributing primary school (years 1-6). It has a roll of 450 and a decile rating of 4.
- Photo of Trentham Camp 1939
- Photo of Trentham Camp 1914-1918
- View of Race Meeting, Trentham 1943
- Payout at Race Meeting Trentham 1943
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