Mayor Len Brown joined a group of fellow Aucklanders today to honour a fellow city Mayor, Sir John Logan Campbell.
A wreath was laid at One Tree Hill to commemorate 100 years since Campbell, often referred to as the "Father of Auckland" passed away.
A statue honouring Campbell still stands in Cornwall Park.
Campbell moved to New Zealand from Scotland and was one of the earliest European settlers.
He purchased the city estate in 1853 with a business partner and re-named it One Tree Hill. A visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York in 1901 gave the surrounding park its name.
Campbell has many credits to his name including being a founding director of the Bank of New Zealand and Mayor of Auckland.
He was buried at the summit of One Tree Hill in June 1912.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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