Sandford Miller biplane at Avondale
Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 1370-8-1.

The Sandford-Miller bi-plane flights at Avondale, 1913

FreeAccessibleFamily activitiesWest Auckland

Saturday 10 October, 2pm-3pm


Avondale Library

93 Rosebank Road, Avondale

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Mark Redman, 09 374 1310




Bookings are required.
Spaces limited to 30.


Event details

Join local historian Lisa Truttman as she goes back in time to when Avondale and its racecourse had a brief place in early aviation history.

As Auckland experienced 'aeroplane fever' in 1913, young adventurers Frederick Esk Sandford and William Stanley Miller worked at perfecting their re-modelled biplane Manurewa No. 1 on the Avondale Racecourse.

This is the 107-year anniversary of these incredible flights.

Presented by: Auckland Libraries

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