Sir John Logan Campbell in the garden of 'Kilbryde', c1900-1909.
Sir John Logan Campbell in the garden of 'Kilbryde', c1900-1909 Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, 7-A4580.

Heritage walk around Dove-Myer Robinson Park led by historian John Adam

FreeAccessibleCentral Auckland

Saturday 10 October, 2pm-3pm


Cnr Gladstone and Judges Bay roads, Parnell

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Sue Andreassen, 09 846 7661




Bookings are required.
Spaces limited to 30.
Event cancelled if weather inclement


Event details

Beneath the lawns of Dove-Myer Robinson Park lie the foundations of Kilbryde, the 19th Century home of Sir John Logan Campbell, and remnants of its Italianate garden.

A recent archaeological dig by Heritage NZ has revealed features previously unknown. They tell us of Sir John, his home and his decorating style. We learn also of notable visitors, including the American writer Mark Twain who enjoyed the beauty of the site and the views of the sparkling waters of the Waitematā. In its second life Kilbryde was used as a hospital during the 1918 'Great Flu' epidemic.

Also revealed by the dig is evidence of earlier Māori pathways well-travelled in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Parnell Heritage and John Adam, a garden historian, will reveal all these secrets on a guided tour.

Presented by: Parnell Heritage Inc.

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