Story: Aerial recreation

A balloon launch, 1914 (1st of 3)

A balloon launch, 1914

The Beebe Balloon Company launched this balloon from the Auckland Domain in April 1914 in front of a large crowd. A number of men are supporting the balloon as it is inflated.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Jeffares Collection
Reference: 1/2-77693; G

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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