L E Birch, with Messrs Easthope and Blackwood, 1930s

Maker and role
Unknown, Photographer
Production date
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Object detail

Accession number
Black and white original print of three men in the garden beside a villa style house. Standing at the back on the left is
Mr Easthope, on the right is Mr Blackwood. Sitting in front is Les Birch.

Les Birch was a amateur, also known as ham, radio operator, who with Blackwood and Easthope figured in Charles Ulm and Charles Kingsford Smith's trans-Tasman flight.

These men staffed the ham radio station, ZL2HI, which was a land based New Zealand radio.
from L to R Mr Easthope Mr Blackwood L.E. Birch These men figured in Smithies & Ulms flights esp. Messrs Birch & Blackwood Hand-written
Physical description
1 photographic print : black and white ; 8 x 11cm
Credit Line
Unknown. 1930s. L E Birch, with Messrs Easthope and Blackwood, 1930s, 04/001/034. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
Production place
New Plymouth District
New Zealand


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