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Title "Above the clouds" : souvenir of the first flight to Mount Cook, May 1920.
Scope & Content "Above the clouds", a souvenir card of the first flight to Mount Cook on May 1920.

The interior features a picture of the Avro aeroplane that made the journey, plus lists the pilot and passenger. They were Captain Euan Dickson, DSC, DFC, Croix de Guerre (pilot), the passengers from Christchurch to Fairlie as R L Banks and R Wigley, the passengers from Fairlie to Mount Cook (and return) as T D Burnett (MP) and G Pearson, and the passengers from Fairlie to Christchurch as R H Hunter-Weston and Master Gould Hunter-Weston.

The rear cover features a pasted photograph of Wigley, Dickson and Banks.
Object Name Card, Souvenir
Creator The New Mount Cook Aero Co., Timaru
Date 1920
People Banks, R L
Burnett, Thomas David, 1878-1941
Dickson, Euan
Hunter-Weston, Gould
Hunter-Weston, R H
Pearson, G
Wigley, R
Subjects Aviation
Catalogue Number 163/1