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WWI Flyers at Ōmaka - Roadside Stories

WWI Flyers at Ōmaka - Roadside Stories

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79 Aerodrome Rd, Blenheim

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Ōmaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

The death of German pilot the Red Baron -- killed by an Australian soldier in the First World War -- is at the centre of an aviation museum at Ōmaka, near Blenheim. Film director Peter Jackson's collection of First World War fighter aircraft is also on display, along with a tribute to the carrier pigeons that delivered messages during the war.

New Zealand goes to war: First World War overview,
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/new-zealand-goes-to-war-first-world-war

Blenheim,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/marlborough-places/7

Aviation,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/aviation

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/

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