Monday, December 21, 2009

South Pacific Survey 26th June 1951

Another morning wasted and a visit was made to the Deputy High Commissioner's Office to find out a few facts about the island. Acquired the Island Territory Annual Report. Saw Mr Wriggle and asked him to prepare for me a list of goods that will stand air freight, so that in event of light loadings, the aircraft can be laden.

Serious consideration should be given to a suitable power plant or system to make one of the holds a refrigerated one in an endeavour to carry perishable goods to this end of the world.

Had a yarn to the NAC captain, who is very worried about the impact of TEAL on this route His opinion is that it is unnecessary to establish a flying boat route at all. To bed.

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