Auckland Domain is a 185 acre, tree-lined park established by Governor FitzRoy in 1843. It required vision to set aside such a large tract of land in the early years of the settlement’s development. You wouldn’t know it but this area was a volcanic crater. Māori people called it Pukekawa. Over the generations, Aucklanders have enjoyed the grounds for sporting events, parades, celebrations, exhibitions and time with family and friends. The park regularly hosts free concerts during the summer months. The Auckland Domain Band Rotunda was built for the 1913 Auckland Exhibition and was a gift of J. M. Mennie, a biscuit manufacturer.