Kōrero: Wellington places

Flying boats

Flying boats

The first commercial flying boat service between Sydney and Wellington began in October 1950. The Wellington base was Evans Bay. Planes docked beside a small passenger terminal near Hataitai Beach – shown here in 1951. The trip to Sydney took about seven hours. The service ceased in 1954 when regular planes started flying across the Tasman Sea.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 114/372/12

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Wellington Harbour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13462/flying-boats (accessed 21 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016