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The Walsh Brothers DH6 aircraft, piloted by 23 year old Captain Richard Russell toured the North Island promoting air travel and taking passengers for 'joy rides'. The plane flew from Dannevirke Racecourse, with Captain R Russell and 15 year old Violet Hibbard of Dannevirke as passenger, and became the first plane to land in Palmerston North after a 30 minute flight. The large building on the left is the "Tote" at the racecourse.

Identification

Object type
Image
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Av 10
Date
July 31, 1920
Digitisation ID
2009N_Av10_TRA_2255
Held In
Coolstore

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