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Photograph - Completed Duigan Biplane, Spring Plains, Mia Mia, Victoria, 1910-1911 Reg. No: MM 114856
- Black and white photograph of the Duigan Biplane at Spring Plains, Mia Mia, 1910-1911. The biplane depicted in this image is recognised as the first Australian made aircraft to successfully fly.
- Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
- Description Of Content:
- Duigan biplane on the ground at Spring Plains station, Mia Mia. The aeroplane is in its final modified form with straight outer wings, wingtip ailerons and rear elevator clearly shown.
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||114 mm (Height), 158 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||aeroplanes, aircraft propellors, aero engines, aircraft, aviation, aeronautics, aviation pioneers, biplanes, experimental aircraft|
|Themes this item is part of:||Designing & Building the First Australian Aircraft, John Duigan's Military Service, Centenary of Australian Aviation, John Robertson Duigan MC, Pioneering Aviator (1882-1951), Reginald Charles Duigan, Pioneering Aviator & Inventor (1888-1966), Images & Image Making Collection|
|Primary Classification:||AIR TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Pioneering Flights|
|Inscriptions:||Printed in black on front of photograph below image: 'AEROPLANE AT REST - THREE-QUARTER REAR VIEW'
Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: '43199 / 36'
Printed in black ink on back of photograph: 'MUSEUM OF APPLIED SCIENCE / OF VICTORIA'
Hand written in black ink on back of photograph: 'The first australian-made aeroplane to fly. / Made and flown by J. R. Duigan at / Spring Plains Estate, near Mia Mia, / Victoria, in 1910.'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Mia Mia, Victoria, Australia, 1910-1911
Photographer unknown - possibly Reg or John Duigan. Test flights took place on the creek flats opposite the homestead on the Duigan family property 'Spring Plains', near Mia Mia, central Victoria.
|Maker of Item Depicted:||Mr John Duigan, Mia Mia, Victoria, Australia, 1909-1910|
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