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Lepperton
Lepperton is located in Taranaki Region
Lepperton
Lepperton
Coordinates: 39°3′37″S 174°12′38″E / 39.06028°S 174.21056°E / -39.06028; 174.21056
Country New Zealand
Region Taranaki
District New Plymouth District
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,917

Lepperton is a small village in North Taranaki, New Zealand. It is approximately 6 km inland from Waitara township, 5 km west of the Waitara River, and 1 km east of State Highway 3A, which connects Inglewood to Waitara.[1][2]

The population of Lepperton and its surrounding hinterland was 1,917 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 159 from 2001.[3]

Kairoa Pa[edit]

Near Lepperton is Kairoa Pa, an historic centre for local Maori settlement. It is also an entry point for the Whakaahurangi track to Ketemarae Pa near Normanby. This track linked northern and southern Taranaki before British settlement.[4][5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Lepperton, New Zealand
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 17
(63)
17
(63)
16
(61)
14
(57)
12
(54)
10
(50)
9
(48)
10
(50)
11
(52)
12
(54)
14
(57)
16
(61)
13
(55)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 103
(4.06)
92
(3.62)
105
(4.13)
124
(4.88)
145
(5.71)
149
(5.87)
158
(6.22)
139
(5.47)
111
(4.37)
117
(4.61)
120
(4.72)
119
(4.69)
1,481
(58.31)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

Education[edit]

Lepperton School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 9 and a roll of 137.[7] The school was founded in 1870.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004), Reed New Zealand Atlas, Reed Books, pp. map 34, ISBN 0-7900-0952-8 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005), The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand, Robbie Burton, pp. map 85, ISBN 1-877333-20-4 
  3. ^ Quickstats about Lepperton
  4. ^ New Plymouth District Council:Waahi Tapu Sites
  5. ^ Te Ao Hou: Recent Books on the Maori, June 1959
  6. ^ "Climate Statistics for Lepperton, New Zealand". Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Lepperton School". Ministry of Education. 
  8. ^ Lepperton School and community reunion magazine : celebrating 125 years of education and community life, 1870-1995, Lepperton School, 1995 

Further reading[edit]

General historical works[edit]

  • Lepperton School and community reunion magazine: celebrating 125 years of education and community life, 1870-1995, Lepperton, [N.Z.]: The School, 1995 

Business history[edit]

  • Quickfall, W.H. (1967), The Lepperton Co-operative Dairy Factory Company Limited: diamond jubilee, 1892-1967, New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: Masterprint 

Churches[edit]

Anglican[edit]

  • The village church: St. Marks Church, Lepperton, 1900-2000, Lepperton, [N.Z.]: The Church, 2000 
  • Alexander, Ada C. (1976), St John the Baptist, Waitara: centenary, 1876-1976., New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: Taranaki Newspapers 

Maps[edit]

  • New Zealand Department of Lands & Survey (1906), Township of Lepperton, Paritutu Survey District, Wellington, [N.Z.]: New Zealand Department of Lands & Survey  Scale: 1: 4 752 (i.e. 1/13.3 in. to the mile)
  • New Zealand Department of Lands & Survey (1930), Lepperton, Wellington, [N.Z.]: New Zealand Department of Lands & Survey  Scale: 1: 20 000 (i.e. 1/3.17 in. to the mile) NZMS 43
  • New Zealand Department of Lands & Survey (1962), Lepperton, Wellington, [N.Z.]: New Zealand Department of Lands & Survey  Scale: 1: 25 000 (i.e. 1/2.53 in. to the mile) NZMS 2 ; N109/1 & N99/7
  • Palmer, Robin W.P. (1989), Lepperton District soil map, n.p.: n.p.  Scale: 1: 20 000 (i.e. 1/3.17 in. to the mile)

Railways[edit]

  • Julian, C.E. (1970), The Waitara branch line, New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: C.E. Julian for the Taranaki Locomotive Society 

Schools[edit]

  • 1870-1970, Lepperton School centennial jubilee, Lepperton, [N.Z.]: Centenary Committee, 1970 
  • Lepperton School and community reunion magazine: celebrating 125 years of education and community life, 1870-1995, Lepperton, [N.Z.]: The School, 1995 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°04′S 174°13′E / 39.067°S 174.217°E / -39.067; 174.217


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