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Photograph - Roscoe Turner, Centenary Air Race, Victoria, 1934 Image Reg. No: MM 122184

Image 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.
Black & white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
Crowd of people behind a fence during the 1934 MacRobertson Centenary Air Race from England to Australia. American aviator Roscoe Turner in cap and breeches appears to be signing an autograph for a young boy. Turner and Clyde Pangborn came third in the race in their Boeing 247 aeroplane now held in the collection of the National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC. Image believed to have been taken at Laverton RAAF Base near Melbourne.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 85 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: air races, centennial air race london to melbourne 1934, crowds, aviation pioneers, airfields, people, paddocks
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Pioneering Flights
Tertiary Classification: aviators
Inscriptions: Printed in purple ink on front of photograph: '10 NOV 1934'

Printed in blue ink on front of photograph: '1062'

Printed in blue ink on back of photograph: 'K[in a circle] 320'

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

Printed in grey on the back of photograph: 'VELOX' [repeated]
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Laverton, Victoria, Australia, Nov 1934

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