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Mr Hobday standing by the plane with the camera. Mr Hobday was very interested in planes and paid 15 pound to be the first passenger to fly with Captain Russell from the Feilding Racecourse to Parorangi, now Hato Paora College, on August 17, 1920. He also flew with Francis Chichester and George Bolt, and is believed to be the first professional aerial photographer in New Zealand. Mr Hobday was also commissioned by the Auckland Weekly to photograph the damage to Napier after the 1931 earthquake.

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