Huia Lodge

Huia lodge at the Cornwall Park, Auckland
This is the chimney of Huia Lodge at the Cornwall Park in Auckland. It was built in 1903 as a hunting lodge for John Logan Campbell, owner of the then One Tree Hill estate that was operating the land as a farm. John Logan Campbell, one of the earlier traders in Auckland rose later to prominence and was known as the Father of Auckland. When it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and of York would visit Auckland in May 1901 there was much concern that Campbell, as ‘the most esteemed citizen of New Zealand’, should be the mayor to welcome them. Campbell agreed, but only for the three months of the royal tour. This visit seems to have persuaded Campbell to give 230 acres of One Tree Hill as a park to the nation to be called Cornwall Park to honour the heir apparent.

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