On 16th December 1922 Mayor James Gunson rose to address a sizeable crowd at the official opening of the Auckland Zoological Park, and proudly proclaimed that they were gathered in connecton with "an undertaking of which, six months ago, we did not have any idea".1

1 Chapter 2 The Zoo Opens p.11 from A Tiger by the Tail - A History of Auckland Zoo 1922-1992 by Derek Wood Auckland City Council 1992.
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