Story: Topdressing

The Tiger Moth

The Tiger Moth

Converted war surplus Tiger Moths were among the first aircraft used for topdressing in New Zealand. Here in 1953, a loader bucket releases fertiliser into the aircraft hopper. The loader has been filled from the fertiliser bags while the aircraft was applying the previous load.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AANR 6329 K5412

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How to cite this page:

John Maber, 'Topdressing - Commercial developments of aerial topdressing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16556/the-tiger-moth (accessed 27 September 2023)

Story by John Maber, published 24 Nov 2008