AERONAUTICS: Waqavuka

They rejected Southern Cross and sought a more expressive name for the thing which lay at rest on Naselai Beach. It was a boat, for it had come across the water to Fiji, bearing men. But they had never seen a boat which flew in the air like a bird. The inspiration came suddenly. "Waqavuka" (bird-boat) they cried, and their brown hands fluttered about the plane and the four men who stood beside it.

Capt. Charles F. Kingsford-Smith and Capt. Charles T. P. Ulm, Australians, with Capt. Harry W. Lyon and James Warner, of the...

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