Kōrero: Aviation

The Manurewa

The Manurewa

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 plans. They flew it at Auckland in early February 1911 – the first officially-recorded flight in New Zealand. This photograph, which shows Vivian in the pilot’s seat, was taken at Glencora Park in Papakura around the time of the first flight.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MNZ-2066-1/4

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Aimer, 'Aviation - The beginnings of aviation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6563/the-manurewa (accessed 22 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Peter Aimer, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006