After the First World War, several airlines were keen to provide passenger and airmail services within New Zealand. In this photograph a mailbag is handed to the pilot of a Canterbury Aviation Company plane, before an attempted first airmail flight between Nelson and Wellington in November 1921. The flight never reached its destination, being forced to turn back to Motueka.
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