Story: Aerial recreation

Up, up and away (3rd of 3)

Up, up and away

Released from its restraining ropes, the balloon drifts skyward. The tiny figure of the balloonist can be seen dangling below the balloon. Many early balloonists performed stunts on a trapeze below the balloon, before parachuting to earth.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Jeffares Collection
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Aerial recreation - Ballooning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 January 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006