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Some Assembly Required: A Brief History of Early Ford Assembly in New Zealand
Summary/AbstractIn the 1930s, New Zealand had a thriving car assembly industry. While this is no longer the case today, New Zealand still has one of the highest car ownership rates in the world. In 1939, New Zealand was second only to the USA for car ownership.
The Human Story of an Adana Press
Summary/Abstract<p>Researching the MOTAT collection often uncovers the story behind the object. A small printing press currently on display in MOTAT’s Print Shop, has an interesting gem of a narrative connected to it via its donor. The press was used during the donor’s notable career, which happened in the context of events in national and world history.</p>
The Flying Kiwi: A Photo Essay
Summary/AbstractThe Walsh Memorial Library currently has a selection of objects and archival material on display to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Cliff Tait’s round the world flight in New Zealand manufactured, AESL Airtourer 115 “Miss Jacy.” The Library cares for the extensive photographic collection compiled by Cliff during this flight, which saw him away from his family from May — August 1969, something we’re all learned to grapple with during the COVID pandemic.