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Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2, 1998



Foreword Max D Lash 2
1997 James Jenkins Lecture Jim McAloon 3
Alexandra Home Amber Haley 12
Visit of Endeavour to Queen Charlotte Sound 1996 Max D Lash 16
Log of the Madge J Glasgow 19
Memories of Nelson Aerodrome in World War II Alex Kerr 27
The Plague Ship and the Monkey Helen Whelan 29
Reminiscences Norman Alexander Davidson 31
Richard Mills Pat Akerblom 34
Stephens Island Alex Kerr 36
Book Reviews 39

Cover: Photograph (Reproduced with permission of White Aviation, Auckland).

De Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide ZK-AEW of Cook Strait Airways Ltd over Nelson Haven in early 1937 with the Boulder Bank on the left and the Atawhai area in the background. Drumduan, above The Glen, is prominent in the far distance.

ZK-AEW, named Mars, the fourth of five Rapides owned by CSA, was assembled at Nelson's first aerodrome at Stoke and test flown on 18 February 1937 by me company's Chief Pilot, George Bolt, and he is at the controls in this photograph.

Caption supplied by Graeme McConnell.