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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.
Amateur Radio Operations Aid the 1933 Tasman Crossing by the Southern Cross
Summary/AbstractAviation tours captured the imagination of the New Zealand public, with Tasman crossings increasingly carried out in the 1930s after the first successful crossing in 1928 by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. In January 1933 Kingsford Smith made another crossing, flying between Sydney and New Plymouth in Fokker F.VII ‘Southern Cross’ with co-pilot Patrick Gordon Taylor and radio operator John Stannage.
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>