WALSH BROTHERS TO WARBIRDS The Story of Powered Flight in Our District.
In February 1911 at Takanini, Vivian and Leo Walsh achieved New Zealand's first controlled and sustained flight in their home built biplane Manurewa I.This exhibition includes a 1:5 scale model of the Manurewa and photographs of the Walsh Brothers early flying at Papakura.
Vivian Walsh at the controls of the Manurewa I.
Photograph B686. Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Featuring a collection of postcards, letters, diaries, and official war correspondence written to and from New Zealand and the military camps, leave destinations, hospitals and battle fields of the First World War.
Letters from the front relay the experiences of local soldiers who left New Zealand's shores on what they thougfht would be a great adventure.
Letters from home tell the stories of the families and loved ones they left behind.
Photographs and personal memorabilia accompany the letters.
Postcard: Albert Brown Collection
AVAILABLE FROM THE MUSEUM:
The Museum has produced a set of four
quality postcards featuring scenes from Papakura's past.
$4.00 per set.
These can be purchased via our
Over the years several well researched and well written books covering the history of Papakura have been published.
Others have focused on churches, schools, sports clubs, and societies and been published in connection with centenaries or other milestones.
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