Story: Walsh, Austin Leonard and Walsh, Vivian Claude

Map of New Zealand’s first aeroplane flights, 1911

A colour map showing the locations of roads, railways and other features of Papakura in 1911

The Walsh brothers’ pioneer flights took place in paddocks that were part of the Papakura Racing Club’s steeplechase course, shown here in dark tan. The paddocks and racecourse have since been converted to suburban housing.

Using this item

Contour Creative Studio
by Rosie Louise and Terry Moyle

Permission of Contour Creative Studio must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Terry Moyle. 'Walsh, Austin Leonard and Walsh, Vivian Claude', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2021, updated May, 2022. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 October 2023)