This term we have been studying about change in our community. Our group is doing the history of Cornwall Park and One Tree Hill.
Sir John Logan Campbell gave Cornwall Park to the people of New Zealand in 1901. Sir John Logan Campbell is buried on One Tree Hill.
Acacia Cottage -
The Acacia cottage is where Sir John Logan Campbell lived but the house was originally built in the town, on Shortland St in 1841. It was then moved to Cornwall Park in 1920, where people could look in it as a museum.
Cornwall Park Hospital:
During World War 2 part of the park was used for a US Army Hospital. This was for the soldiers who were injured and wounded in the Pacific War. After the war the hospital was used for New Zealanders. Here is a photo of the Park with the hospital.
Text by Jackson
Photo from Cornwall Park web site.