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Father of Auckland needed bail-out.

Scottish doctor Sir John Logan Campbell, as painted by artist Louis John Steele

Scottish doctor Sir John Logan Campbell, as painted by artist Louis John Steele

Auckland’s 175th birthday is being celebrated in style at Anniversary Weekend on January 24-26. At the formation in 1840 of what was to become New Zealand’s biggest city, a small seaside party took place – but thousands are expected this month to attend a multimedia event at Queens Wharf and a free three-day party, including a concert performed from HMNZS Otago berthed alongside the wharf, with fireworks from barges in the harbour and from the Sky Tower. More . . .

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