April 1st was the anniversary of New Zealand’s international airline, Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL), becoming Air New Zealand.
This photograph is from the collection of Noreen Penny who was a missionary in the 1950’s-60’s and documented her time raising four daughters in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.
Although this image is undated, presumably Penny’s flight on this ZK-TEC. TEAL Jet Prop – ‘Akaroa’ was prior to it’s crash at Whenuapai Airport in March 1965.
Item reference: Noreen Penny (photographer), 1960s. Slide 0522, Noreen Penny Collection (MB1867, 148272). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.