Anniversary of Sir John Logan Campbell's death
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Sir John Logan Campbell, often considered to be the founding father of Auckland. There are many reminders of Sir John in the Auckland of today, including his gift of Cornwall Park to the people of Aotearoa New Zealand. The deeds for the park can be found in the Sir George Grey Special Collections at Central City Library.
Stone is an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Auckland and a specialist on Sir John Logan Campbell. He is also a trustee of the Auckland Library Heritage Trust, which works to promote and preserve the Sir George Grey Special Collections.
|Ref: 7-C2033, Sir George Grey Special Collections|
|Ref: 1-W1497, Sir George Grey Special Collections|
|Ref: E0001, North Auckland Research Centre|
|Ref: 7-A4746, Sir George Special Collections|