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

Young boys waiting in Auckland for their first glimpse of the Samoan Clipper

Waiting for their first glimpse of the Samoan Clipper, 30 Mar 1937. Photo: NZ Herald

Samoan Clipper lands on the Waitemata Harbour, 30 March 2017

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 March 1937

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 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.

‘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 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

Mr CG Macindoe, chairman of the Harbour Board, speaking at the reception, 30 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. Click to enlarge.

Captain Musick and crew at dinner in Auckland

‘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.