Digitised Image

Obelisk unveiling ceremony, One Tree Hill, Auckland, 24 April 1948

Reference Number: PAColl-8163-08

View of the ceremony for the unveiling of the obelisk on One Tree Hill (Mt Maungakiekie). Shows the bronze Maori statue (cast by Richard Gross) and plaque covered by cloak and flags, at the base of the stone monument. A crowd of people stand around the grave of Logan Campbell, listening to two men before a microphone. Photograph taken on 24 April 1948, by an unidentified photographer for the Free Lance.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Richard Oliver Gross, Richard Atkinson Abbott, One Tree Hill, Obelisks, Memorials, Flags and Rites and ceremonies.

Part of:
New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00079 (849 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 21.4 x 15.2 cm. Vertical imageSingle photograph

Historical Notes: The Obelisk was completed on the summit of One Tree Hill by 1940, the Centennial year of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, but unveiling was delayed until 24 April 1948, after World War II was over.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - top centre: during the unveiling ceremony; Verso - bottom centre: Staff Photo / Auckland Office [stamp]

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