Story: Adams, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Adams (left) and two unidentified men, 1932

Charles Edward Adams (left) and two unidentified men, 1932

Charles Adams, then the Government Astronomer, studies his anemometer to assess wind speed during Norman Smith's attempt to break the land speed record in 1932.

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How to cite this page:

Warwick D. Smith. 'Adams, Charles Edward', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3a4/adams-charles-edward (accessed 21 April 2021)