Davis, Gordon : Photograph of the first mail plane from Nelson to Wellington

Davis, Gordon : Photograph of the first mail plane from Nelson to Wellington
Date
20 January 1932
Ref
PAColl-4681
Description

Photograph commemorating the first air mail flight from Nelson to Wellington on 20th January 1932. It shows six men in a row next to a biplane, four of them holding mail bags. The man on the far left is Sir Jack Newman and another of the men is the first postmaster who was the father of the donor (possibly the father of Gordon Davis). Photographer unidentified.

Jack Newman (on far left) was identified by family member in 2016.

He was formerly wrongly identified as being the man on the far right.

Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).

Physical Description: Silver gelatin print, 21.7 x 15 cm

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs, Silver gelatin print, 21.7 x 15 cm
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