Story: Aerial recreation

Up, up and away (3rd of 3)

Up, up and away

Released from its restraining ropes, the balloon drifts skyward with the balloonist dangling below underneath. Many early balloonists performed stunts on a trapeze below the balloon, before parachuting back to earth.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Jeffares Collection
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Aerial recreation - Ballooning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006