The growing West Melton

As the District has grown so has the School. Mary Heyde has been involved with administration since 1992 and Lindsay Bromley since 1996. In 1997 Sue Jackson was appointed Principal. The School roll in 2000 was just over… Read More

The 1980’s & 1990’s

As the community has grown so has the School. In 1971 the School roll was 78. Alan Bond had left as Headmaster and been replaced by Robin Hobern. The fourth room was added in 1972 as the roll… Read More

Horses, notable locals & recent history

Horses In the field of transport and agriculture, horses have played a major role. The racing of horses in Canterbury was started at Riccarton in 1854 with the formation of the Canterbury Jockey Club. Some gallopers have been trained in… Read More

West Melton in the 1940’s & 1950’s

During the Slump prior to the 1940’s the price of wool was 3 pence per pound. The Government intervened and the price was then set at 13 pence per pound and the start of the Korean War in… Read More

1920’s and 1930’s

Several changes at the General Store, buildings razed by fire and some notable residents