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The First

The First (Hardback)

By Moyle, Terry

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For the first time the true story of New Zealand's first successful aeroplane flights and the people behind them. Extensive research provides new understanding of historic events and corrects more than a hundred years of history with a startling account of what really happened in... 1911 and how Manurewa, the first aeroplane to fly, became 'lost'. Considered New Zealand's 'Wright brothers', Leo and Vivian Walsh were part of a small group of remarkable men and women pioneering motorised transport in the 1900's. The First is the compelling story of a generation including well-known Edwardians, George Henning, Reuben Dexter and the missing early years of international Art Deco designer, Keith Murray. The author does not neglect the careers of the Walsh sisters Veronica and Doreen with their connections to women aviators Jean Batten and Gladys Henning- Sandford, radio pioneer Aunt Daisy and Evelyn Purchas, likely the first New Zealand woman on active service to lose her life in World War One. The First addresses tobacco cultivation and manufacturing in the 1870s, the Victorian bicycle craze, the first motorcars, the Glenora Park flights and the upheaval of war then its aftermath when aeroplane flight would be experienced by ordinary New Zealanders. Terry Moyle's dedication to identifying and dating historic photographs and searching for never before seen images complement an authoritative text. As with his previous titles, Art Deco Airports and Art Deco New Zealand, masterly illustration and amazing maps by designers Contour Creative Studio instill the spirit of the age in this important history book.
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ISBN 9781869665418
Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781869665418
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Imprint New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Published 1 Feb 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Moyle, Terry
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 192mm
Height: 250mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade