One Tree Hill, Cornwall Park

On the drive from the airport on Sunday afternoon I noticed a hill that had what I thought was a column at the very top, clearly visible from just about everywhere that has a direct line of sight to the top of that hill. I subsequently discovered that this ‘column’ is, in fact, a memorial to Sir John Logan Campbell who, having been the original owner of the property surrounding the hill, gave it in his will to the people of New Zealand for their free use and enjoyment.

The obelisk at the top of One Tree Hill marks the resting of Sir John Logan Campbell, and Cornwall Park remains a place where anyone and everyone can go and enjoy at absolutely no cost to themselves or to the public purse.

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Article by Andrew Doohan

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