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Civil Aviation in Australia

Shows some of the services provided by the civil aviation industry in Australia in the late 1920s, from mail delivery to passenger transport.
Year : 1929 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes |
Captions including ÒAustralia has made great progress in civil aviation. The climate & vast territory have given her the most ideal flying conditions of any country in the worldÓ. ÒAlready there are 3 subsidised companies, operating over 3,500 miles in commercial airwaysÓ. Relief map showing air routes around Australia. Captions.
Access No. 39738 | 1 min 1 sec | 1920s | © NFSA | B&W |
1920's Flight from Melbourne to Hay. AAS passenger biplane pushed out of hanger. Passengers leaving Hotel Menzies, Melbourne, into taxi with baggage, drive up to and get into aircraft, pilot puts on leather flying helmet, climbs ladder to cockpit. Passengers during flight. Aerials Echuca, River Murray, Deniliquin, Hay. Map showing route. Passengers leave aircraft at Hay, into waiting room for transfers, drinking tea.
Access No. 39740 | 4 mins 17 secs | 1920s | Melbourne, Echuca, Vic; Deniliquin, Hay, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
At Hay, mail bags next to aircraft being checked over & signed for by two pilots. Perishable goods also taken - man holding several dead ducks, put into sacks to be transported by AAS. Also holds dead fish. Passengers approach aircraft. Map showing route to Narrandera, aerial Riverina , aerial fire burning on agricultural land, aerial Narrandera, map shows route on to Cootamundra, aerials Cootamundra.
Access No. 39749 | 2 mins 3 secs | 1920s | Hay, Narrandera, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Map showing route from Hay to Mildura, aerial of dam lake and Mildura. Aerial agricultural land. Map shows route north to Broken Hill. Aerial River Murray. Aerial Broken Hill steel works, mine of iron ore and town. Ground shots of ground crew mechanics inspecting and working on aircraft parts.
Access No. 39752 | 1 min 51 secs | 1920s | Mildura, Vic, Australia; Broken Hill, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Biplane aircraft coming in to land. Stretcher patient carried from plane into waiting Victorian Civil Ambulance Service ambulance
Access No. 39756 | 33 secs | 1920s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |