What became Auckland's Eden Park was originally Cabbage Tree Swamp. The Kingsland Cricket Club had leased the ground in 1902 and drained it; but, as this photograph shows, in the flood of 1907 it reverted to its traditional watery character. The ground became a major cricket ground when sold to the Auckland Cricket Association in 1910. The rugby union joined the following year and formally signed the lease in 1913.
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