Story: Inventions, patents and trademarks

Richard Pearse

Richard Pearse

The eccentric Temuka farmer Richard Pearse was New Zealand’s most remarkable inventor. This 2009 cartoon by Murray Webb shows Pearse ploughing while reading a book on how birds fly. The aircraft he invented and flew in 1903 appears over his head.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0010064
Cartoon by Murray Webb

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Mark Derby, 'Inventions, patents and trademarks - Transport inventions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/25402/richard-pearse (accessed 26 May 2017)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 24 Feb 2015