The simple charm of yester year in the wood, the cottage nested in the landscape of the Cornwall Park enjoys the morning sun. I managed to capture few activities of passer-by and a few birds. It was an enjoyable en plein air painting experience!.. later I learnt a bit about the cottage and the original owner...
Acacia cottage was built in 1841 by Sir John Logan Campbell, a Scotsman, and his business partner William Brown. Sir John offered the occupation of the cottage to William Brown and his wife, while he lived and slept in a tent! Sir John Logan Campbell later became major of Auckland. He died unmarried but happy because he gave the park and the lot to the city! I personally think he had always married to NZ!. The cottage was originally situated off Shortland Street. In 1920, the cottage was removed and re-sited in Cornwall park. It is now the oldest wooden home in Auckland.
|Wonderful Watercolor Outdoor Painting of Cornwall Park, Auckland Historic Acacia Cottage, 29.5x42cm|
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