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The lower part of the monument on One Tree Hill, Auckland, 24 April 1948

Reference Number: PAColl-7171-86

The lower part of the obelisk on One Tree Hill (Mt Maungakiekie) in Auckland, designed by Richard Atkinson Abbott. Shows the base, formed from rusticated basalt blocks and rubbed stone wedges, the inscription, and the bronze Maori statue cast by Richard Oliver Gross. Attendants from the unveiling ceremony look on. The inscription reads: `This Monument was erected in accordance with the will of the late Sir John Logan Cambell who visualised and desired that a towering obelisk should be erected on this site, the summit of Maungakiekie, as a permanent record of his admiration for the achievements and character of the great Maori people'.Photograph taken after the unveiling ceremony on 24 April 1948, by an unidentified photographer for the Free Lance.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Richard Atkinson Abbott, One Tree Hill and Memorials - New Zealand - Auckland Region.

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 on file print card 20.4 x 16.9 cm. Vertical imageSingle photograph

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - top centre: After the unveiling; Verso - bottom centre: Staff Photo / Auckland office

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