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Photograph - K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines, DC-2 Aeroplane, Laverton, Victoria, 1934 Image Reg. No: MM 122180

Summary:
Black and white photograph which is part of a large photographic collection of glass plate and film negatives, photographic prints and photo albums, relating to the development of the electric power supply industry in Victoria, operated by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) from 1919 to 1993 and various predecessor private and municipal power supply enterprises dating back to the late 1880s.
Description:
Black & white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airline DC-2 aeroplane showing a group of men pulling the aircraft from a hangar. Buildings at Laverton RAAF Base are pictured in the background. This KLM DC-2 named 'Uiver' (Stork) aeroplane competed in the 1934 MacRobertson Melbourne Centenary Air Race from England to Australia. It came second in the speed section of the race and won the handicap section.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 85 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: melbourne centenary 1935, aeroplanes, aircraft, air races, centennial air race london to melbourne 1934, passenger aircraft, air transport, aircraft hangars, people
Themes this item is part of: KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, Netherlands, Engineering Collection, State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: propeller aircraft - passenger
Inscriptions: Printed in purple ink on front of photograph: 'OCT 1934'

Printed in blue ink on front of photograph: '1058'

Printed in blue ink on back of photograph: 'K[in a circle] 625'

Printed in black ink on back of photograph: 'KODAK PRINT'

Printed in grey on the back of photograph: 'VELOX' [repeated]
Model Name/Number: DC-2
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Laverton, Victoria, Australia, Oct 1934
Organisation Depicted: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Oct 1934

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