Welbourn, New Zealand

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Basic information
Local authority New Plymouth
Population 1,698 (2006)
North Strandon
Northeast Merrilands
Southeast Highlands Park
Southwest Brooklands
West Brooklands
Northwest New Plymouth centre

Welbourn (often misspelled Welbourne) is a suburb of New Plymouth, in the western North Island of New Zealand. It is located to the southeast of the city centre. Te Henui Stream runs through the suburb and State Highway 3 forms its western boundary.[1]

The population was 1,698 in the 2006 Census, a decrease of 60 from 2001.[2]

The suburb began as a railway settlement.[3]


  • Welbourn School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 334 and a decile rating of 8. It was built on railway reserve land in 1932 [3] and celebrated its 75th jubilee in 2008.[4][5]


  1. ^ North Island Provincial Town Maps (5th ed.). Wises Maps. pp. 91, 93. 
  2. ^ Quickstats about Welbourn
  3. ^ a b Murdoch, Janet (2007). "The Railway Leads to Welbourn" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "Welbourn School 75th Jubilee". New Plymouth District Council. 
  5. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Welbourn School". Ministry of Education. 

Further reading[edit]

General historical works[edit]

  • Murdoch, Janet (2007). The railway leads to Welbourn: the story of the railway settlement in New Plymouth. New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: Zenith Print & Design. ISBN 978-0-473-13032-9. 


  • "Welbourn Carrington Schools, 50th jubilee, 1932-1982". New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: Welbourn School Jubilee Committee. 1982. 

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Coordinates: 39°4′10″S 174°5′31″E / 39.06944°S 174.09194°E / -39.06944; 174.09194