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IN PAPUAN WILDS

Scientific Expedition

Food by Aeroplane '

" . BRISBAN3, July 20.

To bring relief to the Archbold scien- tific expedition which was cut off tn Papuan wilds with diminishing food supply, and the gasoline .for the radio transmitter exhausted when, its ? am- phibian was wrecked at Port Moresby, a New Guinea Airways Ford aeroplane made a.900 miles non-stop round flight in eight hours, and dropped'food and gasoline by parachute, which landed safely. The flight is regarded as one of the most successful ln New Guinea aviation history, and rellocts credit on Pilot A'. A. Koch.

Mr. C. lt. Gurney, who relinquished the position of chief pilot of Guinea Airways, and is going to Britain to at- tend an aviation school, passed through Cairns on the Montoro. He' said tho Archbold expedition was camped ; tn the Blucher mountains, near the head waters of tho Strickland River. An aeroplane was the only means of getting to them in reasonable time.

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