First flight centenary

15 July, 2010

16 July this year marks the centenary of the first powered flight in Australia by an Australian-made aeroplane, flown by John Duigan at Mia Mia in Central Victoria. Museum Victoria has the original biplane and a faithful replica in its collection.

In this video, Museum Victoria CEO, Dr Patrick Greene, and Curator of Engineering and Transport, David Crotty, talk about Duigan's contribution to aviation history and the museum's celebrations of Duigan's achievements. 

Watch this video with a transcript

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