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Sir John Logan Campbell

Sir John Logan Campbell was a very good man. He gave away a large piece of his land to the people of New Zealand, which soon became Cornwall Park.

Sir John Logan Campbell’s Life

Sir John Logan Campbell was born in Edinburgh on the 3rd November 1817 and died in 1912. He was the third son of Doctor John Campbell and his mother was Catherine Nee Logan. As he grew up, he was determined to travel the world, starting in Australia. He came to New Zealand in 1840.

Text by Yerin

Sir John Logan Campbell's gift

Sir John Logan Campbell gave land to the people of New Zealand because he saw how quickly the people of New Zealand were losing land. It’s like giving away part of himself, but each bit of land he gave is not completely been taken over. Each bit still has something to remember him e.g the statue of Sir John Logan is put on land he gave. It is no longer his, but the people of New Zealand put a statue to remember who gave the land.

Text by Emily

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