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UNVEILING THE CAMPBELL STATUE,

AUCKLAND, May 24. ! A great crowd assembled at Cornwall Park to-day to witness the unveiling by his Excellency the Governor of the statue of Sir John Eogan Campbell, the Father of Auckland, who gave Cornwall Park to the ! people of New Zealand. The statue has a total elevation of 36 feet, and. stands upon a rocky base 37 feet high, the* statue itself I measuring 9ft 6i'i The Governor, amid prolonged, cheering, unveiled the \ statue,' and -referred' in eulogistic terms to the great generosity of Sir John Logan' Camp- ] bell. "

Sir John Campbell, on rising to ..peak, was received wifh the greatest enthusiasm. Ho said' Cornwall Park was' an historical ground, and ' woold be handed down to posterity as a lasting memorial of the great aboriginal people whose country we now occupy; "He would like to see on the sum • mit of One Tree Hill an obelisk in memory of the great Maori race.

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UNVEILING THE CAMPBELL STATUE,, Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume LI, Issue 9101, 25 May 1906

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UNVEILING THE CAMPBELL STATUE, Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume LI, Issue 9101, 25 May 1906

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