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Cel­e­brat­ing Sir John Lo­gan Camp­bell’s birth­day

Fri­day, 3 Novem­ber marks the birth of Sir John Lo­gan Camp­bell 200 years ago, the founder of one of Auck­land’s most pop­u­lar parks – Corn­wall Park. He orig­i­nally farmed the land, nam­ing it One Tree Hill (Maun­gakiekie) un­til he gifted it as a park to New Zealand in 1901. An im­mi­grant from Scot­land, his ar­rival was for­tu­itous – he never in­tended to come to New Zealand, head­ing to Aus­tralia first. The “Fa­ther of Auck­land” was a ma­jor in­flu­encer in the devel­op­ment of the city, creat­ing busi­nesses and found­ing the city’s first school of art. To mark the birth­day, Corn­wall Park Trust Board is hold­ing a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion with treats and games in the park. Fri 3 Nov, 11am-1pm, Corn­wall Park


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