Clinton, New Zealand

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Clinton
Coordinates: 46°12′S169°22′E / 46.200°S 169.367°E / -46.200; 169.367 Coordinates: 46°12′S169°22′E / 46.200°S 169.367°E / -46.200; 169.367
Country New Zealand
Region Otago
District Clutha District
Population
 (2013)
  Total282

Clinton is a small town in South Otago, in New Zealand's South Island. It is located on State Highway 1 approximately halfway between Balclutha and Gore (the section of State Highway 1 between Clinton and Gore is known as "The Presidential Highway", after Bill Clinton and Al Gore, though the names are a coincidence), and the Main South Line railway passes through the town.

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Clinton was named for Henry Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle, former British Secretary of State for the Colonies.

The population of Clinton in the 2013 census was 282, a decrease of 12 since 2006. [1]

Education

Clinton School is a co-educational state primary school for Year 1 to 8 students, [2] [3] with a roll of 82 as of November 2020. [4]

Railway station

Clinton railway station opened on 1 November 1877 and closed for passengers on 1 December 1970 and for goods in October 1990. [5] It was 6.51 km (4.05 mi) east of Wairuna, [6] 9.75 km (6.06 mi) west of Waiwera, 73 mi 18 ch (117.8 km) from Dunedin and 65 mi 43 ch (105.5 km) from Invercargill. The 4th class station [7] had a refreshment room from 1880, [8] which, included a bar [9] and, like most rooms, had its marked crockery. [10] The station and refreshment room burnt down in 1900, [11] but was quickly rebuilt. [12] The engine shed burnt down in 1921 and the station was again damaged by fire in 1982. The turntable was lengthened in 1939 and removed in 1969. [7] In 1931 the station still had a refreshment room [13] and employed a stationmaster and two clerks. [14]

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References

  1. 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Clinton
  2. "Clinton School Official School Website". clinton.school.nz.
  3. "Clinton School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  4. "Clinton School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  5. Names & Opening & Closing Dates of Railway Stations in New Zealand by Juliet Scoble (2012)
  6. New Zealand Railway and Tramway Atlas (First ed.). Quail Map Co. 1965. pp. 3 & 4.
  7. 1 2 "Stations" (PDF). NZR Rolling Stock Lists. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  8. "Engineers". Built in Dunedin. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  9. "Clinton Railway Refreshment Rooms". collections.tepapa.govt.nz. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  10. NZR Clinton Railway Refreshment Rooms Crockery, 31 January 2013, retrieved 28 February 2021
  11. "RAILWAY AND POST OFFICES AND REFRESHMENT ROOMS DESTROYED. CLUTHA LEADER". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 9 January 1900. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  12. "CLINTON'S NEW RAILWAY STATION. SOUTHLAND TIMES". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 28 November 1900. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  13. "POPULAR SUNDAY EXCURSION. EVENING STAR". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 6 November 1933. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  14. "NEW ZEALAND GAZETTE" (PDF). 3 September 1931.