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Roadside Stories: First World War flyers at Ōmaka

The death of German pilot the Red Baron – killed by an Australian soldier in the First World War – is at the centre of an aviation museum at Ōmaka, near Blenheim. Film director Peter Jackson’s collection of First World War fighter aircraft is also on display, along with a tribute to the carrier pigeons that delivered messages during the war.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Ōmaka. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Blenheim', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015