Those Crazy Young Men (and Women) on the Flying Trapeze



Balooning was New Zealand's first form of practical aviation, a crowd-drawer with its spectacualar performing aerialists. Pictured is an illustration from the New Zealand Graphic of July 1890 featuring the not-so-successful Professor Jackson at Christchurch

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