Trentham, New Zealand

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Trentham
Coordinates: 41°08′S 175°02′E / 41.13°S 175.04°E / -41.13; 175.04Coordinates: 41°08′S 175°02′E / 41.13°S 175.04°E / -41.13; 175.04
CountryNew Zealand
IslandNorth Island
RegionWellington
CityUpper Hutt
Population
 (2006)
 • Total3,789

Trentham (/ˈtrɛnθəm/) 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 suburb includes the Trentham Racecourse, the base of the Wellington Racing Club, the site of Hutt International Boys' School, and the Trentham Railway Station.[1]

The Trentham Military Camp was used extensively for training soldiers in preparation for World War I and World War II.[2][3] It is still a base for the New Zealand Defence Force.

A General Motors-Holden assembly plant operated in Trentham between 1967 and 1990.[4]

History[edit]

The area was settled in the 1840s.[1]

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 Barton family memory lives on in the area, with Barton Road, Barton Avenue and an area of native trees called Barton's Bush, which is within the reserve now known as Trentham Memorial Park. Richard Barton was interred in the grounds of St John's Church, and there are also memorials to him in the form of brass plaques within the Church building.[5]

Education[edit]

Trentham School is a co-educational state primary school for Year 1 to 6 students,[6][7] with a roll of 367 as of March 2021.[8]

Brentwood School, a co-eductional state primary school for year 1 to 6 students, opened in 1955 to deal with the overflow from Trentham School.[9] The school was closed in 2004 and merged with Trentham School.[10]

Fergusson Intermediate is a co-educational state intermediate school for Year 7 to 8 students,[11][12] with a roll of 381.[13]

Upper Hutt College is a co-educational state primary school for Year 9 to 15 students,[14] with a roll of 995.[15] It was founded in 1962.[16]

Hutt International Boys' School is a state-integrated Christian secondary school for Year 7 to 13 students,[17] with a roll of 651.[18] It was founded in 1991.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pinehaven Progressive Association - History
  2. ^ Photo of Trentham Camp 1914-1918
  3. ^ Photo of Trentham Camp 1939
  4. ^ Colin Williams (18 November 2015). "Upper Hutt's former car assembly plant sold to Weta film group". Upper Hutt Leader/Stuff.co.nz.
  5. ^ "Our First Hundred Years... - A History of St John's Anglican Church, published in 1961 on behalf of the Parish of Trentham". St John's Anglican Church History. Archived from the original on 22 January 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Trentham School Official School Website". trentham.school.nz.
  7. ^ "Trentham School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  8. ^ "Trentham School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  9. ^ https://uhcl.recollect.co.nz/nodes/view/26003
  10. ^ https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/final-decision-upper-hutt-review
  11. ^ "Fergusson Intermediate Official School Website". fergusson.school.nz.
  12. ^ "Fergusson Intermediate Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  13. ^ "Fergusson Intermediate Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  14. ^ "Upper Hutt College Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  15. ^ "Upper Hutt College Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  16. ^ "Upper Hutt College Official School Website". upperhutt.school.nz.
  17. ^ "Hutt International Boys' School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  18. ^ "Hutt International Boys' School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  19. ^ "Hutt International Boys' School Official School Website". hibs.school.nz.