Airlines of New Zealand


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Photograph album of black and white photographic prints of Aircraft and Airlines around New Zealand during the 1930s. Including images of Union Airways, Cook Strait Airways, East Coast Airways, Air Travel NZ Ltd, Imperial Airways, Pan American Airways of inaugural flights, special events, airmail flights.

p.1-2: Portraits of Union Airways staff.
p.3: South bound flight Milson Airport staff activities.
p.4: Union Airways of New Zealand inaugural trunk flight at Palmerston North.
p.5: Milson Airport and Palmerston North city.
p.6: Union Airways D.H.Express over Wairau Bar,Marlborough.
p.7: D.H.Express over Mangere area.
p.8: Union Airways on the Kaikoura Coast.
p.9: Coastal flight ,Timaru,Oamaru and Moeraki Point.
p.10: 12,000ft above the Kaikouras.
p.11: Winter South Island East Coast , Saltwater Creek Timaru.
p.12: Union Airways D.H.Express over the Octagon Dunedin.
p.13: Union Airways, Taieri Dunedin.
p.14: Northern Terminal Trunk air route Milson Aerodrome, Palmerston North.
p.15: Wigram aerodrome.
p.16: Union Airways D.H.Express over Christchurch 1937.
p.17: Union Airways, Milson Aerodrome.
p.18: Union Airways northbound flight arrives at Palmerston North.
p.19: First regular airmail Palmerston North to Dunedin March 16, 1936.
p.20: Southbound airmail Dunedin, Blenheim, Christchurch, 1936.
p.21: Union Airways D.H.Express at North Island air pageant New Plymouth March 21 1936.
p.22: Air mail arrives Invercargill, June 28 1936.
p.23: Union Airways Palmerston North to Auckland March 12, 1937.
p.24: Refuelling New Plymouth and first four engined aircraft at Auckland March 13, 1937.
p.25: Union Airways D.H.Express over Auckland March 14 1937.
p.26: Union Airways D.H.Express south bound from Auckland March 14 1937.
p.27: Arrival Union Airways Lockheed Electras at Auckland .Auckland to Wellington service Saturday May 29 1937.
p.28: Lockheed Electras being assembled at Hobsonville.
p.29: Test flight of Lockheed Electra Thursday June 3 1937.
p.30: Trial flight Wellington to Auckland Friday June 18, 1937.
p.31: Trial flight Wellington to Auckland Friday June 18 1937.
p.32: Inauguration flight Auckland to Wellington June 26 1937.
p.33: Inauguration flight Auckland to Wellington Saturday 26 June 1937.
p.34: Inauguration of Wellington to Auckland flight Saturday June 26 1937.
p.35: Union Airways Electra over Auckland 1937.
P.36: Union Airways D.H.Express at Opotiki.
p.37: Union Airways D.H.Express at Bay of Plenty
p.38: Ground staff and pilots Cook Strait Airways.
p.39: Cook Strait Airways Rongotai.
p.40: Cook Strait Airways Rapide over Wellington.
p.41: Cook Strait Airways Rapide over Marlborough Sounds.
p.42: Cook Strait Airways over Nelson 1937.
p.43: Cook Strait Airways, Woodbourne, Nelson and Wairau Valley.
p.44: Cook Strait Airways outward from Blenheim, Lake Rotoroa, Brothers and French Pass.
p.45: Cook Strait Airways, Rongotai and Woodbourne.
p.46: Cook Strait Airways Nelson February 20 1937, over Tasman Bay Murchison and Lake Rotoiti.
p.47: Cook Strait Airways, Hokitika first visit February 20 1937.
p.48: Cook Strait Airways Nelson to Greymouth.
p.49: Cook Strait Airways with trailing aerial over the Buller area.
p.50: Cook Strait Airways coastward bound from Nelson.
p.51: Two Cook Strait Airways Rapides over Hokitika.
p.52: Cook Strait Airways at Hokitika February 20 1937.
p.53: Air Travel D.H.Fox Moth and Cook Strait Airways Rapide over Hokitika February 20 1937.
p.54: Karoro Aerodrome Greymouth official opening February 1937.
p.55: Greymouth.
p.56: Northern West Coast, South Island.
p.57: First trip Nelson West coast February 1937.
p.58: Cook Strait Airways, West Coast.
p.59: Cook Strait Airways, West Coast.
p.60: East Coast Airways pilots and service inauguration April 15, 1935.
p.61: Assembling East Coast Airways Dragon at Hobsonville March 1935.
p.62: East Coast Airways trial flights Auckland March 1935.
p.63: East Coast Airways Darton Field Gisborne and Napier.
p.64: East Coast Airways, Gisborne.
p.65: East Coast Airways, Gisborne.
p.66: East Coast Airways, Napier.
p.67: Air Travel NZ Ltd, Waiho Gorge Aerodrome.
p.68: Air Travel NZ Ltd Franz Josef Glacier and Waiho Gorge Aerodrome.
p.69: Air Travel NZ Ltd and Franz Josef Glacier.
p.70: Fox Glacier.
p.71: Terminal face, Franz Josef Glacier, Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.
p.72: Weheka landing ground and Southern Alps.
p.73: White Cross Glaciers, Mt Hooker, Mt Cook, and along the Divide.
p.74: Air Travel NZ Ltd South Westland.
p.75: Tasman Sea.
p.76: South mail Bruce Bay Westland.
p.77: Mixed freight leaving Westland.
p.78: Passenger and mail and freight Westland.
p.79: Air Travel NZ Ltd southward from Haast.
p.80: Landsborough Valley South Westland.
p.81: Air Travel NZ Ltd winter sunshine Landsborough Valley.
p.82: Okuru South Westland.
p.83: Mail day down on the West Coast.
p.84: Spring days on the Westland coast.
p.85: Air Travel NZ Ltd, whitebaiting on the far south Westland.
p.86: Clipper arrival Pan American Airways. San Francisco to Auckland 1937.
p.87: Pan American Airways Clipper landing Waitemata Harbour 1937.
p.88: Imperial Airways flying boat arrives at Auckland December 27 1937.
p.89: Imperial Airways flying boat and Pan American clipper on Waitemata Harbour December 27 1937.
p.90: Imperial Airways Centaurus lands on Waitemata Harbour December 27 1937.
p.91: Crew of Centaurus, guests on Centaurus, and Capt Musick and Burgess greet each other at Auckland.
p.92: Imperial Airways Centaurus New Zealand tour.
p.93: Centaurus leaves Auckland January 10, 1938.
Physical Description
1 Album (93 leaves) : black and white ; 36.5 x 52 cm
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Unidentified. 1936-1938. Airlines of New Zealand, 12/006/001. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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