CAMPBELL, John Logan
Reminiscences of a long Life
Edited and introduced by R. C. J. Stone. Mangawhai (N. Z.) : David Ling, 2017. Oblong quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 334, illustrated.
This is the first complete account of Campbell’s life in his own words. It covers his early years in Scotland, his pioneering lifestyle in New Zealand, his business success, his extensive overseas travel and then his return to live in Auckland, gifting Cornwall Park to the city. Published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth, the book contains over 300 paintings, engravings and photographs documenting his life and includes rare works from The Cornwall Park Trust, Auckland Museum, Auckland Libraries and the Auckland Art Gallery. This is a remarkable and entertaining record of a remarkable life.
In addition to Logan Campbell’s many achievements in New Zealand, this book recounts his time spent in Sydney and New South Wales en route to his new home.