Richard Pearse, New Zealand. First powered flight on 31 March nine months before the Wright brothers
Monument to Richard Pearce, Waitohi, New Zealand just near Timaru - New Zealander TO FLY
A number of spoofs from the beginning of century mostly about flying.
Richard Pearse - Television | NZ On Screen
Richard William Pearse
Re: Aviator Richard Pearse - this Eye Witness describes seeing him fly as a boy and neighbour.