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Acacia Cottage, Cornwall Park. Auckland. New Zealand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
S 36° 53.850 E 174° 47.030
60H E 302535 N 5914204
Quick Description: One of New Zealand's original homesteads, Acacia Cottage is a rare survivor from early colonial Auckland and an important symbol of the city's pioneering roots. It was built for John Logan Campbell, an early mayor and "father of Auckland".
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 9/12/2009 4:11:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM7735
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 6

Long Description:
Acacia Cottage is Auckland's oldest surviving building. When John Logan Campbell first settled in Auckland, he and his partner John Brown built this cottage, moving into it in 1841. It was originally sited off Shortland Street, in what was then a tiny pioneer settlement on the harbour edge and is now the heart of the city. His trading store was a short walk away.
Campbell lived in much grander homes as his wealth increased. The cottage was moved to Cornwall Park in 1920 and has been restored and furnished as it may have been early in its life.
The cottage is open to visitors 7.00 am to dusk in summer and 7.00 am to 4.00 pm in winter.

John Logan Campbell: The many roles commercial and civic that Campbell played in the fledgling and growing city settle his reputation as the father of the city. His business here was founded the same year as Auckland and he became central to the commerce and politics of the city. As well as trading in merchandise and farming he was involved in shipping, brewing, timber, export of flax, kauri gum and manganese, newspaper publishing and banking, being a foundation director of the Bank of New Zealand. His public roles were in the government of the province and as a member of the New Zealand parliament, as a captain of the militia and in the foundation of the Mechanics Institute and the Northern Club to name a few.

He is commemorated in the Park by the statue of him in his Mayoral robes, sited in Campbell Crescent at the city end of the Park.
Link to the Homestead: [Web Link]

Structure Type: Log Cabin

History if no Link: Not listed

Additional Parking or Point of Interest: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
A clear picture of the Homestead, Marker or Plaque taken by you. And if you like a picture of you and GPS at the marker.
No Copyrighted images please.
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