Kōrero: Sports venues

Kingsland cricket ground, 1907 (1 o 2)

Kingsland cricket ground, 1907

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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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 7-A2072

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Jock Phillips, 'Sports venues - The first city sports grounds, 1850 to 1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41313/kingsland-cricket-ground-1907 (accessed 2 February 2023)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013