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Tales from the Air: Batten’s Journey to Brazil
Summary/AbstractJean Batten is well remembered for her record flights between England, Australia and New Zealand. In 1935 she set off on another record breaking flight from England to Brazil in her Percival Gull aircraft.
Redressing the Balance – A Brief History of Letter Balances and the Penny Post
Summary/AbstractDuring my recent research of MOTAT’s Weights and Measures Collection, the letter balances, or postal scales, stood out – when did they first become popular and how are they relevant to New Zealand’s history?
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.