Thursday, 8 October 2009

Timaru museum

This museum is only small and concentrates on the city of Timaru in New Zealand. There are pieces of Maori culture and the history behind them; as well as history into wildlife. A section of the museum that caught my attention and imagination was the Richard Pearce section. This is about a man who is said to have achieved flight before the Wright brothers. This story was very interesting and has not been publicised as much as it should have, probably due to political reasons. Apparently the Wright brothers accepted that Richard Pearce did achieve flight first, but the brothers maintain the fact that they were the first to achieve controlled flight. The museum had a scaled model of the plane that is apparently the first flying machine. This story sparked my imagination and made me appreciate how anything is possible.

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