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Map - London to Melbourne, MacRobertson Centenary Air Race Chart, 1934 Document Reg. No: HT 25133

Summary:
Official printed fold-out souvenir map of the route of the 1934 London to Melbourne Air Race. Includes lists of entrants in the speed and handicap sections of the race, not all of whom actually competed in the race. Also lists members of the Centenary Celebrations Council and the Air Race Sub-Committee. It was published by the Centenary Celebrations Council in association with 'Happy Educators' Pty Ltd of Chancery House, Melbourne.
Description:
Coloured route map of the 1934 London to Melbourne Centenary Air Race. The map is folded in eight smaller sections with a central lengthwise fold. It is glued to a blue folding cardboard cover titled 'The Centenary Air Race Chart' The map border contains advertising and cameo photographs of some of the contestants including Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (who later withdrew from the event) Amy Johnson and one of the winners, C.W.A. Scott. The reverse of the map has advertising and lists of names printed on each of the folding sections.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 370 mm (Height), 1300 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Unfolded

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Tagged with: aircraft, air races, centennial air race london to melbourne 1934
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Centenary of Victoria
Tertiary Classification: publications
Organisation Named: Victorian Centenary, Melbourne, Australia, 1934

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helen foynes Posted on 11 Jul 2012 6:55 AM
i have a map of the 1934 air race showing the winning planes l.h bottom corner &t.r corner its on cardboard with blue outer it has a faded band round the middle as though a ribbon had been there . I found this behind an old picture any info please
Discovery Centre Posted on 12 Jul 2012 4:51 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Helen, we may be able to assist, but we'd need to know a bit more about what aspects of the map you are wanting to research. Also an image would be helpful; please see our link to general research questions which enables you to attach an image. http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/ask-us-a-question/general-research/
Bruce McCullough Posted on 17 Aug 2013 1:29 PM
Hi Helen, Sounds like an interesting find. Did you submit a copy to the museum? I would like to see a copy of your find.I research the Race with the connection being my relative Tom Campbell Black co winner with CWA Scott.
Bruce

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