1937: Samoan 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 their first glimpse of the Samoan Clipper, 30 Mar 1937. Photo: NZ Herald
Samoan Clipper lands on the Waitemata Harbour, 30 Mar 2017. Photo: NZ Herald. Click to enlarge.
Samoan Clipper approaches her moorings after landing in Auckland, 30 Mar 1937. Photo: NZ Herald. Click to enlarge.
“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. Click to enlarge.
‘The Clipper moored alongside the pontoon: A photograph as Captain Music was receiving Dr GG Russell, port health office, on board.’ Photo: NZ Herald. Click to enlarge.
Harold Gatty (Pan American representative in Auckland) escorts Captain Edwin Musick and his crew to the dais, 30 Mar 1937. Photo: NZ Herald
“Captain Musick on the dais at the reception. With him is the Mayor, Mr Ernest Davis.” 30 Mar 1937. Photo: NZ Herald
Mr CG Macindoe, chairman of the Harbour Board, speaking at the reception for Capt Musick and his crew, 30 Mar 1937. Photo: NZ Herald. Click to enlarge.
‘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. Click to enlarge.