To fly a desk: Sir Geoffrey Roberts, Father of Air New Zealand

Maker and role
Noel Holmes, Author
Production date

Object detail

Accession number
"From the flying boats of TEAL to the jumbo jet age, from RNZAF wartime operations to the Erebus crash, Sir Geoffey has either a tale to tell or - especially in the case of later developments with ANZ - a strong, relevant opinion to give. He puts the past, present and future of Air New Zealand into perspective, and gives his own verdict on the Erebus disaster." - book jacket

Introduction / with return ticket / you could smell 'em / mechanical bounders / tyres, oil... and war / the americans / the airline business / landplanes need airports / getting very old, Sir / sole owner: New Zealand / the pure jets / politics, politicians / merger - and Erebus / epilogue / appendix / index
Signature/Marks and Type
B. Cornthwaite (on copy1)
311 Northbridge
Akoranga Drive Auck 9 Ink Stamp
Walsh Memorial Library (on copy1)
Donated by
Mrs. Cornthwaite
1986 Sticker
Presented to MOTAT (on copy2)
M. C. (Snow) Paterson
TEAL/Air New Zealand
1946-1976 Hand-written
M. C. Paterson (on copy2) Hand-written
To my friend (on copy2)
Snow Paterson
Good luck
Geoff Roberts Hand-written
Physical description
x, 196 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22cm.
Credit line
Noel Holmes. 1982. To fly a desk: Sir Geoffrey Roberts, Father of Air New Zealand, 87-001. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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