The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]
North Forest Hill
North Forest Hill.
North Forest Hill is a picturesque farming district about five miles to the west and to the south of the borough of Winton. The land varies from level to hilly, and is well suited for both pasturage and agriculture. It is in the Winton riding of the county of Southland, and in the electorate of Awarua; and at the census of 1901, had a population of 171. Originally the country was clothed with verdant bush, of which, however, the greater part disappeared long ago. The line of railway from Winton to Hedgehope is on the northern side of the district, and a flag station, known as King's, is available for the settlers, while Gap Road railway station, on the Invercargill-Kingston line of railway, is three miles distant.
The North Forest Hill Public School was established about 1884, and occupies a site of five acres, prettily planted with ornamental and shelter trees. The building is of wood and iron, and has accommodation for forty children. There are about thirty names on the roll, and there is an average attendance of twenty-four.
Miss Annie Elsie Grant Campbell was appointed teacher of the North Forest Hill school in 1901. Miss Campbell visited England in 1904, when she was temporarily relieved by Miss Madeline Lind.
Mr. J. Hunter.