Story: City parks and green spaces

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One Tree Hill Domain and Cornwall Park

Auckland’s One Tree Hill Domain and Cornwall Park function as one vast green space, though they are actually separate parks. One Tree Hill became a government domain in 1847, while Cornwall Park was gifted to the people of Auckland by businessman John Logan Campbell in 1901. This 1956 aerial photograph shows Māori fortifications on the volcanic hill. The buildings in the right middle distance are barracks built for the American army, which occupied the park during the Second World War.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Whites Aviation Collection
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Kerryn Pollock, 'City parks and green spaces - Early green spaces in major cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 May 2023)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010