John Logan Campbell died on this day in 1912. Who the heck was he, I can hear you wondering. He was a prominent businessman and politician in New Zealand. He came to NZ in 1840 from Scotland. He is most remembered for his magnificent gift to the people of Auckland – Cornwall Park. He is buried on the summit of One Tree Hill which is in Cornwall Park.
You may wonder why you can't see a tree on top of One Tree Hill. An activist attacked it in 2000 and the tree had to be removed. Discussions are ongoing about what sort of tree should replace it. At the rate things are going that might be resolved in the next decade or so.