[Walsh Brothers ]
PH-2014-32-22 (Reference Number)
Item No : 15
Interior of shed with two biplanes.
- George Bourne Papers MS 793
- Letters MS 89/236
- Albums 327 and 328
- Essay 99/65
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[Walsh Brothers ],Bourne, George, 1875-1924, photographer,1910s,1920s,PH-2014-32-22
- George Bourne was born in Whanganui. In c1902 he started working for the 'Weekly News' as one of their photographic artists and travelled throughout New Zealand for the next twenty years in that capacity. He is well known for his series portraying the Maori prophet, Rua Kenana and his newly built community at Maungapohatu in 1908. He pioneered aerial photography through his friends the Walsh brothers and is also known for his comic photo montages.
- The Walsh Brothers, Leo and Vivian were pioneers of New Zealand aviation, making the first documented flight in New Zealand in 1910. They constructed a sea plane in 1915, then established a flying school at Kohimarama using several seaplanes to train pilots for World War One.They flew some pioneering routes in New Zealand and Fiji.
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