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Photograph - Completed Duigan Biplane, Spring Plains, Mia Mia, Victoria, 1910-1911 Image 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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 114 mm (Height), 158 mm (Width)

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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
Tertiary Classification: aviators
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
Date Printed: 1950s

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