Story: Southern Cross

Southern Cross monoplane

Southern Cross monoplane

In 1928, crowds flocked to Wigram airfield in Christchurch to see the arrival of the Southern Cross. The aircraft had just completed its pioneering flight across the Tasman Sea.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-030845; F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Southern Cross - A national icon', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006