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MAORI MEMORIAL.

OBELISK ON ONE TREE HILL SCHEME TO DIVERT FUND. SWIMMING BATHS PROPOSED. A suggestion that the £5000 bequeathed by the late Sir John Logan Campbell for an obelisk on the summit of One Tree Hill as a memorial to the Maori race should be diverted to provide finance for the erection of swimming baths in the park, was made at last evening's meeting of the One Tree Hill Road Board. The scheme was mentioned as an alternative to the monument, owing to the fact that there are engineering difficulties in the way of its erection. The securing of foundations for the obelisk, it was stated, would entail the removal of the grave of the donor of the P^ the destruction of the trees on the "hill/' or the removal of the trig station.

Mr. J. Goldstine said that the £5000 had been set aside for a specific purpose, and, if it were impossible to conform with the testator's ideas as to its disposal,' it would be necessary to adhere to his wishes as near as practicable. It was explained that Sir John Logan Campbell desired that the obelisk should bo 150 feet in height, whereas One Tree Hill was a little over 600 feet in height. The suggestion that baths should be erected had emanated from the council, which had recently discussed the question of Cornwall Park improvements with one of the trustees of the park, Sir James Gunson. The suggestion as to an • alternative scheme to the proposed memorial is to form the basis of a discussion between members of the council and the Cornwall Park trustees in the near future.

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MAORI MEMORIAL., Auckland Star, Volume LXII, Issue 66, 19 March 1931

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MAORI MEMORIAL. Auckland Star, Volume LXII, Issue 66, 19 March 1931

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