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The Nelson Photo News



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The activities of a DC3 aircraft over Nelson recently first caused some alarm, for it appeared to be on fire. Then the penny dropped. It was a DC3, sure enough, but it was top dressing- the first time so large a plane has carried out this operation in the province. The twin-engine aircraft had a capacity of five tons, compared with a half-ton carried by conventional aircraft. It is seen here dropping its last load over the property of Mr George Higgins, Wakatu.


In the beautiful grounds of Bishopdale, the residence of the Bishop of Nelson, the Archbishop of York (Dr Donald Coggan), and his chaplain, the Rev Michael Turnbull, chat with Mrs Sutton and the Bishop of Nelson (Bishop Sutton), during the Archbishop's flying visit to Nelson.