Story: Aviation



Brothers Leo Walsh (born in England) and Vivian Walsh (born in New Zealand after the family emigrated) built this British-designed Howard Wright biplane from imported parts. They flew it at Auckland on 5 February 1911 – the first officially-recorded flight in New Zealand. 

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Peter Aimer, 'Aviation - The beginnings of aviation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 12 Jun 2006