When the coast is clear : the story of New Zealand's first and most unique licensed scheduled air service, South Westland 1934-1967

Richard J. Waugh, Editor;  Paul Legg, Distributor;  John King, Constructor; 

1996
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Maker and Role
Richard J. Waugh, Editor
Paul Legg, Distributor
John King, Constructor
Production Date
1996
Description
"Describing Captain Bert Mercer's exciting pioneering exploits and those of his successors, this book is illustrated with many rare photographs. The air service was the first scheduled service to be licensed in New Zealand. It pioneered regular airmail flights, established tourist flying and proved the relevance of aviation for ordinary New Zealanders. The air service, using fragile wooden "canvas and wire" Fox Moth and Dominie aircraft, lasted for over 30 years. Truly a remarkable achievement of international significance." - back cover

Contents: Acknowledgments / foreword / map of Westland / the last frontier / five years of expansion / business as usual / postwar change / colourful final era / the contemporary aviation scene / afterword / appendices: Hokitika aviation heritage trail / South Westland Air Service staff / aircraft histories / index
Edition/State/Version
2nd. ed.
ISBN/ISSN
0473028514
Physical Description
80 p. : ill. (some colour) , facsims. , map , portraits ; 30cm.
Media/Materials
Signature/Marks
"Richard J. Waugh 28/11/94; John King" Hand-written
Accession No
97-015
Credit Line
Richard J. Waugh et al. 1996. When the coast is clear : the story of New Zealand's first and most unique licensed scheduled air service, South Westland 1934-1967, 97-015. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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