Mar 1937: Pan American Clipper arrives in Auckland

New Zealand Herald, 31 March 1937, p 10

SIKORSKY CLIPPER ARRIVES AT AUCKLAND ON TRANSPACIFIC SURVEY FLIGHT

Scenes during and after the arrival of the Pan-American airways Clipper flying-boat on the last stage of her transpacific survey flight from San Francisco to Auckland

Waiting for a glimpse of the Pan American Clipper
Waiting for their first glimpse of the Clipper, 30 Mar 1937. Photo: NZ Herald
Pan Am Clipper landing in Auckland, March 1937
The Clipper lands on the Waitemata Harbour, 30 Mar 2017. Photo: NZ Herald
Pan American Clipper approaches her moorings after landing in Auckland, 30 March 1937
The Clipper approaches her moorings after landing in Auckland, 30 Mar 1937. Photo: NZ Herald. Click to enlarge.
Pan American Clipper berthing in Auckland, March 1937
“The scene on the Auckland waterfront immediately after the arrival of the Clipper yesterday afternoon. The flying-boat is being drawn tail-first toward its berth alongside the pontoon.” Photo: NZ Herald
Pan American Clipper arrives in Auckland, March 1937
“The Clipper moored alongside the pontoon as Captain Musick was receiving Dr GG Russell, port health officer.” Photo: NZ Herald
Pan American Clipper crew leaving their plane in Auckland, March 1937
Harold Gatty (Pan American representative in Auckland) escorts Captain Edwin Musick and his crew to the dais, 30 Mar 1937. Photo: NZ Herald
Edwin Musick and Ernest Davis at reception
Captain Musick on the dais at the reception. With him is the Mayor, Mr Ernest Davis. 30 Mar 1937. Photo: NZ Herald
Edwin Musick welcomed to Auckland, March 1937
Mr CG Macindoe, chairman of the Harbour Board, speaking at the reception for Capt Musick and his crew, 30 Mar 1937. Photo: NZ Herald
Capt Musick and crew dining in Auckland, March 1937
Their first meal in New Zealand: Captain Musick (at the head of the table) with members of the Clipper’s crew at dinner at the Grand Hotel last evening. Mr Gatty is on Captain Musick’s left. Photo: NZ Herald