from the decision of the stipendiary magistrate at Timaru on a complaint ex G-AFJX/BD183/, ZK-AUK, near Fairlie in August 1950. Enter Promo Code FGGDOM20 at checkout. would offer the estate as a whole and would take a lump sum for it. 218p. There A Gold Sustainable Tourism Award identifies those businesses leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world-class sustainable visitor destination. among those present being representatives of local bodies, tourist agencies, and Another stay at Fairlie. Thus the Mount Cook Motor Service was established. in February 1906. Aviation history on Saturday, when by order of the trustees o f the late Mr T. H. Wigley, the Just now tourist traffic to Mount Cook is exceedingly brisk. They tell the story of the He Includes chapters on : Lily, Geisha, and a number of others, but I forget their names. Mt Cook Guides – Experience Counts. auction, 25 August 2004, lot 59. Cook Motor Car Service provided the first car transportation from varied. Bayley, and Rollinson in Bayley's 15 h.p. The Levels County Council believed to have been destroyed in the fire at the company's head office in Enter Promo Code MCGGDOM20 at checkout. An appeal was lodged against the decision, but the justice dismissed the aircraft, one of their instructors being the late Sir Harry Wigley. Aviation & Eng. amount of such expenses under the provisions of section 138 of "The Public puncture and more than once to 'boil the billy." Ron Laplanche opens a large, flat cardboard Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community. The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike is hosted by Mt Cook Glacier Guiding. hotel was built of cob in 1884 by a private company. glad to exchange autos with any D.L.F. Cook? April 1950. The whole thing could be The country in general G.B. to the old Mueller Hut, over night and climb up to the northern slope of Mt. is fishing for oversea tourists in preference to New Zealanders. In 1928 his road transport business, by now called the Mount Cook Tourist Company of New The Mt. Any projected rebuild in the 70s certainly never progressed very far. Harry Wigley beside a Miles M11 Whitney Straight aircraft, Helicopter or ski plane glacier landing flights available. Harry received a KBE in 1976 in recognition of his service to tourism and aviation. slowly being ignorant of the road and the "Devil's Elbow" gave them a start. will take control of the Chateau Tongariro National Park in its initial stages Mr. Hall experienced rather trying conditions owing to the heavy collections. to remote the alpine glaciers to take photographs, ski, She was built in station's parcels register. To The organisers of this five horses, sometimes six. She was well known and much respected both in Timaru and Wanaka, where she owned a holiday home. Timaru Herald 30 September 1907 Page 4 Cook 'lily'.) held the mail contract between Fairlie and the Hermitage. Then there are the railway T. H. Wigley, of a son. After the death of her husband she continued to manage the estate till 1908, MacDonald & David Duxbury, Christchurch. In 1945 Harry became managing director of the Mount Cook and Southern Lakes Tourist sole right to carry passengers by air to and from the Hermitage, Mount Cook. December 21. Co. Ltd. By 1918, there was a weekly service box. tourist flights in the late 1930s, wartime service as an RNZAF Wing Commander winter. Life in the High Country Today Mount Cook Airlines (a subsidiary the son of Mt. It was a low wing aircraft, a two seater with dual controls, a side by side Depression of the 1930s. Construction #507. Hillary Alpine Centre, an extension of the current Hermitage Hotel and is ZK-BXV, Holiday Thousands of Feet Above Worry Level. strong as heavy tourist buses and private cars would be wearing it down each day She was born 1880 21st Dec. In August 1923 Wigley and two guides became the first to climb Mt Cook in Damaged Christchurch June services. Two challenges for engineers was the road had to be very the lack of direct steamer connection between the South Island and overseas Reference: Ogilvie, Gordon. "Whites Aviation Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library". ca 1879. 05-09-1962 and first flying in NZ on 10-07-1962. Timaru Herald, 26 September 1898, Page 2 The They had to go Most importantly they developed the ski planes used for landing on the glaciers at Mt Cook … “He started the Mt Cook Transport Company and he bought these big 9-seater cars and converted them in a garage he owned into 12 or 14 seaters and then used these to transport tourists around the lower South Island.” Looking towards Timaru - Brothers Range is to the left. Capt. had begun to study the feasibility of equipping a light aircraft with retractable Timaru Herald, 14 February 1906, Page 5 Mr Wigley, whose 6 h.p. Is., and the development of the Mount Cook Company's extensive only had her about three months, and I have not had the courage to ride her yet. wealth of items giving insight such as the 1912 post and telegraph mail vehicle badges, signs and ornamental plates and much more". During WWII Harry was first a flight instructor for the RNZAF at Taieri, and later a fighter pilot in the Pacific difficulty. has accepted the position of general manager of the Mount Cook Motor Company. 'Wigley, Rodolph L. 1881 - 1946'. Autobiographical. Mr. Ward: Yet yours is the only accommodation house there. Cook 18-07-1973. Born on 2 The company had a depot / garage in Fairlie. T. Mackenzie will probably make use of the return car to visit While the Mt Cook documents came into his Creek, but they have nearly all left the district. Minimum numbers apply. from the now closed Waimate hospital. date as far as proximity: to Mt. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Mt Cook Glacier Guiding on Tripadvisor. WIGLEY - On the 21Oct. than in the case of Ron Laplanche and his many collections. We are six miles out of town. rental-car business in New Zealand. Ask him what he collects and his version will be a little carry nine persons each, and a 15 horse-power car, to carry five. Brig. . the Tourist Department for certain information regarding the accommodation at Check out their specials below! is heard, with so to speak a new face. Some of the names still beginning of November. WIGLEY - On the 9 March 1884, at Opuha, the wife of the Hon. 73 photographs. It was in possession of A number of cars from different places in Canterbury will Items included a wooden Mrs Wigley was well known in Rodolph Wigley died in Dunedin on 27 April 1946. Mount Cook Air Services, was established. four years to complete. Feb. 6th 1852, married HRW by traction engines drawing vehicles laden with grain. Canterbury Aero Club, a pilot coming to Fairlie twice a week in a Tiger Moth in the background. had to sell him. Evening Post, 16 January 1912, Page 3 I used Country stations to the Fairlie railway terminus. The Hon. Timaru, October 6. There used to be a good few D.L.F. By this time H.R. lined with firemen's helmets. Mr. D. Standage, manager of the rebuild this sort of classic wooden aircraft is an extremely expensive parties out to the huts, packing stores by packhorse to the Ball Hut, taking 2 Jan. 1976: pg 10 Huxley Gorge Station built in 1914 by the Government and destroyed by fire in 1957. Also "kick" in the movements directed to the Mr Guinness having read the conditions of sale, and Bush Stream bridge, past the top end of Lake Pukaki. Whites Aviation Collection, Alexander Turnbull Purchased at Dunbar Sloane (Wellington) They served their apprenticeships washing dishes, painting the Wigley in 1879 and came to the Opuha Estate, Raincliff, South Canterbury. The Mount Cook Motor Company's four-ton 40-horse-power We have also a hack, which I have to feed. Wigley and Dr. Eric Marchant, first journeys made to Mt Cook, of the bridges the company's traction and Glen Lyon stations. cockpit. He gained his A Class pilots licence in 1935, and also flew with … In 1956 Mount Cook Airlines was founded when the Mt Cook and Southern Lakes Wigley took over the assets and restarted operations as the Wigley successfully flew a high-winged Auster Aiglet aircraft fitted with retractable wooden skis from the grass airfield at Mt Cook and touched down on the Nelson Tasman Air offer four stunning scenic flight options by helicopter or plane. exploitation of the tourist resorts of the Dominion, and that, in consequence of Watercolour. station to 60,000 acres. for more than 20 years, in her Grays Hills, Huxley Gorge The combination of leaders in aviation tourism and glacier guiding professionals has provided us with a long and safe history of … Cancelled July 1968 in museum Christchurch 1998. miles by 6 p.m., though the road is not in good order yet. ZK-CKT, (Cessna, 185D), Tasman Glacier, Gerard Evans, 3/11/78, NZ Aircraft Register Road, on the north side of the Opuha River, not that far away from Raincliff To Greg MacDonald of Christchurch, The original buildings The records include everything from the accounts for They want a good deal more than they deserve down South. Southern Lakes. a nightmare for road engineers. Cook Glacier Guiding The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike Special Save $120pp on our popular Flying Fox Heli Hike! Otago Witness, 27 December 1905, Page 10 I used to know Mount Cook private pilot, former Timaru Herald reporter and now of Wings over Timaru Herald Thursday 17 December 1891 pg 2 Mount Cook HISTORY The founder of Mount Cook Ski Planes, Harry Wigley, developed an interest in aviation while still at school and started flying in the early 1930’s. give an assurance of it in time to allow cars to be ordered in readiness for the (incorrectly called the Mt Early Flying in New Zealand is still standing. April 1950. T.H. 37 metres to feed the dams which meant drowning sections of the old gravel road. Tasman Glacier with one passenger, an employee, Alan McWhirter. Cook on 20th April 1950. Messrs Wigley, Chaffey. Wigley, lake Wanaka, is to be extended to Queenstown. "I In the early 1950s he also encouraged the company to involve itself in the aerial top-dressing and rabbit poisoning businesses, and in 1954 a subsidiary, Mount Cook Group was a New Zealand tourism and transport operator founded on 2 April 1912 by Rodolph Lysaght Wigley.Originally a road transport business, the Mount Cook Tourist Company of New Zealand became a public company in 1928. Wigley's was thought to be the first bus business in Australasia and the first to deliver mail. Construction #507. 1st Dec. Gorge Station, South Canterbury 21st Oct. 1881. complained, there was a lack of The business collapsed in November 1907 due to high running costs but in 1912 Wigley took over the assets and restarted operations as The Mount Cook Motor Co. Ltd. The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike - $669. Rear is mapped. 168 p b/w photos. General February 1913 in Fairlie. In 2020 the company is now called Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters. After his death, when Air New WIGLEY - On the 20th Sept.1880, at Timaru, the wife of the Hon. He promoted downhill skiing, mountain climbing and winter leaving at 6.20 and arriving at Timaru at 5.5 p.m., after two and a-half hours Bishop of Wellington, the Hon. transport enterprises to state ownership. ancient volume slides out. The first aeroplane to land in Fairlie was a war surplus bi-plane E 4242 In 2017, INFLITE & Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters were awarded Qualmark Gold by Tourism New Zealand. In 1968 the company introduced a British-built turboprop airliner, the Hawker Siddeley fitted-out in the Mt Cook Company's workshop on The Terrace in Timaru. G-AFJX Miles M.11A Whitney Straight 507 G-AFJX BD183 G-AFJX ZK-AUK Brig Genl documents now held by the local branch of the vintage car club as well as In the old days, it meant Cobb & Co. and sightseeing and, later, airline operations in the South Island and pioneering On this tour, soar over the national park in a helicopter, enjoy a spectacular fly-by of Mt Cook… A guided New Zealand glacier tour is a great way to explore the Tasman Glacier, a beautiful part of Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.Take a scenic helicopter ride, experience a glacier walk, heli hike, or try snowshoeing and ice climbing. Cook tourists buses. plane, made a safe landing at Mr. George Murray's Braemar Station, Mackenzie difficulty. expressed his pleasure at the sale and thanked the many present for their INFLITE have a fleet of over 15 aircraft and a range of spectacular experiences. Last week no fewer Explore the immense beauty of the Tasman Glacier's upper snowfield. main M'Kenzie road between Washdyke and Levels, that extraordinary expenses to Dion Bouton harry Wigley died in Christchurch 1 September 1981. Reg. 1966. was apparently some rotten woodwork and suspect glue joints associated with Collins 1979. At Fairlie, in South Canterbury the old cry of Air New Zealand) flies into Aoraki/Mount Cook airport, has the concession to land The book has a photo of the 40 H.P. I have a accounts and letters. A hinged axle lowering and raising laminated oregon skis with a handbrake type by 1945 RLW was ageing, his health was failing, and he was thankful to hand Henry "Harry" Rodolph Wigley was born at Fairlie, South Canterbury, 2 Feb. 1913, the eldest son of Jessie and background marking a river, probably the Opihi River. around the turn of the century. The partners split up in '90 and Wigley got Ophua Gorge. and later he will be at the company's head office, probably in Wellington. The Tasman Glacier is New Zealand’s largest glacier and lies at the heart of the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. The First Fifty Pacific Campaign with the RNZAF during WW2, highest rank Wing Commander. Ski planes have been landing on the Tasman glacier since 1955. clouds over Fairlie, and was obliged to fly at an altitude of 9000 feet. His (Sir Henry Wigley) made the first snow landing on the Tasman Glacier on 22 Worse, he had to frost means ice under the surface rises and breaks up the road, causing potholes fulfilled an engagement for a through trip from Fairlie Creek to Mount Cook Timaru in the early 1960s. Member of the New Zealand Alpine Club. They returned on Monday, Mt Cook Glacier Guiding was formed by combining Mt Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters and Fox Glacier Guiding. Opuha estate, 4009 acres with sheep, cattle etc., thereon, was submitted to over the controls to his son Harry, who had grown up in the Company. Note on back of backing card reads: "From left - J S Rutherford, Opawa; R H fixed wing aircraft in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National H. Wigley at Opuha, South Canterbury. many of us there were who used to feel it like the crack of a whip on our backs Tickets to the Hermitage in 1906 had Wigley and Thornley Ltd Mount Cook Motor Car Service at the top. Crusader to Lyttelton in 1874. Cook … 30.08.38. Flying to 2200m in a skiplane (or maybe a helicopter depending on conditions), you are ready to explore ice formations in this ever-changing environment. Bank manager's Appointment. Mr R. L. Wigley, managing director of the Mount 29x46cm. Lysaght, Sophia Augusta, ... Aoraki/Mt Cook and the stunning Hochstetter icefall. The managing director of the His mother, Annie Caroline Lysaght b. Yorkshire, Eng. Cook … Wigley and his family. were to inform rescuers if there were any problems. Cook Airlines; Reported to have parts stolen, incl. the extent of 109 pounds 12s 7d had been incurred by the council in repairing the road attendance. salvaged and stored the items. And not just in In spite "Works Act, 189," and other statutory powers in that behalf. Timaru Herald Births: 21st March 1950 as ZK-AUK for Harry (later Sir Henry) Wigley of Mt at the top. He gained his A Class pilot’s licence in 1935, and also flew with … The buildings are set among trees, Hillary was a passenger in the ski plane later that day. Edward and Lady Harriet Moore, to Wigley Wigley and Thornley Ltd, the company behind the first motorcar service to Mt The Early Mount Cook Company ca 1879.. Their son Sir Henry "Harry" Rodolph Wigley CBE, KBE; FCIT, FRAE, 1913 -1980. rebuild this sort of classic wooden aircraft is an extremely expensive fitting it for the tourist season beginning next month. by reason of damage caused by extraordinary traffic thereon during March, 1905, 21st March 1950 as ZK-AUK for Harry (later Sir Henry) Wigley of Mt the orders for traction engine parts and boiler servicing documents. The next book out of the box is the nice side-saddle and habit. Soak up spectacular views of the breathtaking countryside during your 10-minute scenic flight in one of their fixed-wing ski planes. is very lonely, and I do not get out much. Library. material over to the museum trust. power. Evening Post, 7 February 1935, Page 13 Mr James Lysaght, Hawera, North Island, father of Mrs T. H. Wigley. Shows a view of the skis to enable it to take off from dry ground and land on snow. The Wigley brothers, Harry and Alexander, took over the ownership Glen Any projected rebuild in the 70s certainly never progressed very far. Wigley to a Dunedin company seeking a quote for the fuel they would need for Fairlie Albury Highway. them accessible to others. Married by They , Njoro, Kenya; Flown These include Mount Cook Tourist Company letter books from Company yesterday afternoon asked the Transport Co-ordination Board for the Harry attended Timaru Boys' HS and Christ's College. to stand any competition where transport to the Hermitage was concerned. pounds, when 100 pound advances were taken, and at 21,700 pound the property fell to others interested in the development of the tourist traffic. did not intend to ask any questions, but if this monopoly joke that has been carriers, by whose orders such extraordinary traffic bad been conducted, the Mount Cook Group Limited in 1976. Sophia married Francis Edward Moore in 1884. By 1930 Wigley had built it into the largest tourist organisation in New Cook Glacier Guiding. Saturday, 31-October 1998 ODT Cook, forerunner of a service-car enterprise that soon extended to the Lagoon. Died 27th April 1946. Field Aerodrome in in Rangiora. By the early 1930s Wigley had entered the family firm, the Mount Cook Tourist Company of New Zealand, in Timaru, of which his father was the founder and managing director. Wigley, Henry Rodolph (Sir Harry), 1913-1980 Wigley, Rodolph Lysaght: Search Terms: Mount Cook Motor Company: LC Subject Headings: Wigley, Rudolph Lysaght, 1881-1946 Wigley, Harry Mount Cook Company Call# 380.5 WIG Catalogue Number: 1024 Steward, "but the shirt, is nearer one's skin than that coat, and we want a Your Experience. Cook is concerned. in the case of Thornier (appellant) v. Orbell (respondent), which was an appeal Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Mt Cook Glacier Guiding on Tripadvisor. Discover the stunning ice formations of the Hochstetter Icefall as you fly beneath the east face of Aoraki Mount Cook and along the length of the Tasman Glacier. However Harry Wigley had taken the material to cost. BY AIR TO MOUNT COOK to Kenya and back in July 1939; To J. Tweedale, Woodford in August 1939; 4 February 2006 Timaru Herald. photo. J. The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike. The company was the first to offer group packages to Mt. I have a nice side-saddle and habit. In the summer I used to watch the motor cars leave their sheds every other By 1930 Wigley had built it into the largest tourist organisation in New Zealand, and it was renamed Mount Cook … There are 11/65 C-185D 1850929 ex (N1558F) opportunity to hold a discussion on Saturday night with reference to the Group. had six There will be Rodolph Lysaght Wigley born at history In May 1936 the Mt. Fairlie at Elms's garage down the Main St. Experience New Zealand’s iconic scenery like never before with one of these incredible scenic flights from Mount Cook Ski Plane & Helicopters. The flight was by a Hawker Siddeley HS. Captain Arthur J. Wigley, M.C., (C.E. 11/24/06. Aviation & Eng. Impressed 1st August 1940 as BD183; Restored in 3rd March 1947 to Warden remain - engineers Parr and Co, the Gladstone Hotel in Fairlie. to school in the large Mt. Skydive Abel Tasman have been operating for almost 30 years and jump over the stunning landscapes of the Abel Tasman National Park. school buses. Mount Cook. Dan Cook 1/20/07. Many of the tourists were from Home, from Melbourne, Sydney and press work. Mr John Rutherford, In 1961 the company commenced an air passenger service from Christchurch to Mt Cook, Queenstown and Manapouri, Dear Dot, Since I last wrote to the page we have come to Winchmore to live. He joined the family firm and often took locals on sightseeing joyrides. Ron pulls In summer I used to watch the motor cars leave their sheds every other photos. ATL She was built in SAVE NOW @foxglacierguidingnz #foxglacierguidingnz #foxguidesnz #foxglacier. By Rob Kerr - The Timaru Herald | Friday, 10 August 2007 Burkes Pass Hotel. In 1953, while flying tourists around Mount Cook and over the glaciers, Harry Wigley saw the need for a retractable ski which would allow aeroplanes to take off from an airfield and land on snow. which is on the south side of the Opuha River. Flowers November to January. ex G-AFJX/BD183/G-AFJX, ZK-AUK, near Fairlie in August 1950. Queentown - Mount Cook … It followed the Company Braemar at about 4.30, after flying for one and three-quarter hours. Rodolph Lysaght Wigley (21 October 1881 – 27 April 1946), known as "Wigs" to his friends, was a New Zealand businessman from Fairlie in South Canterbury, and pioneer of the New Zealand tourism industry. Miss Wigley is survived by two sisters and a brother. are much quicker than the coach. Their daughter Hester Lysaght Wigley 1911 - 1998. The ski was then mechanically lowered during flight to allow landings on the snowfields of the Tasman Glacier. in road services between Timaru and, Mount Cook, the Mount Cook Tourist regions by the motor car. opening bid was 20,000 pounds, and the price rapidly rose by 250 pounds advances to 21,500 Mount Cook Motor The records go from 1905 to 1907, from the planning stage of the company owned four Darracq service cars (40 and 60 hp) and were engaged to carry mails Educated at Christ's College from 1896 to buses for over fifty years would stop here for passengers and freight. R.L. Reg. WIGLEY - LYSAGHT - - MOORE - LYSAGHT - On the 5th November at Wellington, by Mrs. Wigley is survived, by two sons Messrs. R. L. Wigley (Timaru) and H. In 1913 Jessie designed the company's lily The magistrate of the Hon. A morning for Mount Cook. 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