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Captain Russell, DFC & Croix de Guerre, (right) was the pilot of the Walsh Brothers DH6 which travelled around New Zealand promoting air travel and taking people for 'joy rides'. H E Hibbard (left), of Dannevirke, was the first person to have a "joy-ride" in the plane during its stay at Dannevirke. His daugher, Violet Hibbard, was the passenger in the flight from Dannevirke to Palmerston North on 31 July, 1920. The Walsh Brothers aeroplane was the first plane to land in Palmerston North.

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CA: Hibbard; Public Photograph Collection Av 7
Date
July 27, 1920
Digitisation ID
2009N_Av7_TRA_2252
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Coolstore

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Tararua District

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