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Kingsford Smith visited Palmeston North as part of a tour around New Zealand. Repairs to his aeroplane were necessary after the 'Southern Cross' was damaged when taxiing to a halt at Milson Aerodrome on Saturday 4 Feb 1933. The damaged wing was repaired in one of the Agricultural and Pastoral Showground buildings in Waldegrave Street.

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Object type
Image
Date
February 1933
Digitisation ID
2007N_Av18_WOR_0072
Held In
Coolstore

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