Story: Walsh, Austin Leonard and Walsh, Vivian Claude

The biplane Manurewa making a flight from Glenora Park, Papakura, Auckland, probably in 1911

The biplane Manurewa making a flight from Glenora Park, Papakura, Auckland, probably in 1911

In 1911 brothers Leo Walsh and Vivian Walsh built a kitset British Howard Wright biplane and with Vivan at the controls flew it that year; it was one of the first powered flights in New Zealand.

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How to cite this page:

R. L. Williams. 'Walsh, Austin Leonard and Walsh, Vivian Claude', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3w3/walsh-austin-leonard (accessed 13 August 2020)