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Photograph - Imperial Airways, Empire Flying Boat, Australia, Jan 1938 Image Reg. No: MM 122423

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:
Imperial Airways Short S.23 C class flying boat moored off Williamstown in Port Phillip Bay near Melbourne. A boat is pictured to the left with buildings visible on the shore in the distance. Identified as G-ADUT, 'Centaurus'. The flying boat was on a goodwill tour of Australian capital cities in January 1938 and visited Melbourne between 13-16 January 1938. Imperial Airways and Qantas Empire Airways began a regular Sydney-London flying boat service in July 1938.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 85 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: boats, water transport, airlines, air transport, flying boats
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: propeller aircraft
Inscriptions: Printed in blue ink on front of photograph: '1274'

Printed in purple ink on front of photograph: 'JAN 1938'

Printed in blue ink on back of photograph: 'N 32'

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

Printed in grey on the back of photograph: 'VELOX' [repeated]
Model Name/Number: S.23; C class; Empire
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, Jan 1938

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