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The first plane to land in the Nelson region touched down on 11 November 1921. The flight was organised by Thomas Newman, who ran the local coach and service-car company. The plane was an Avro 504 – a converted First World War aircraft which had flown from Wellington and had landed in Marsden's paddock at Stoke. The pilot was Thomas Newman and the accompanying aviator was Philip Fowler.

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2019Pa_Fowler-S3E3_026120
Title
First aeroplane to fly into Nelson area
Format
B&W print
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Community Archives
Relation
CA: P K Fowler
Archive
P K Fowler
Date
November 11, 1921

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Stoke

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aeroplanes,
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