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Negative - Duigan Biplane, First Version with John & Reg Duigan, Spring Plains, Mia Mia, Victoria, Jul 1910 Image Reg. No: MM 057529

Description Of Content:
Photograph of Reg (left) and John Duigan at Spring Plains station near Mia Mia in central Victoria with the first Australian-built powered aircraft. This view shows the first version of the machine in mid-1910 with twin mid-wing 'balancing planes' (ailerons) and marked wing dihedral. There is also a large fixed foreplane in front of the wing. The aeroplane is positioned on a creek flat below the homestead. On the opposite side of Pohlman's Creek, to the left of this image, John and Reg Duigan conducted their flying trials in 1910-1911.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: aero engines, aeroplanes, aeronautics, aviation, aviation pioneers, aircraft, aircraft propellors, biplanes, experimental aircraft, dogs
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), Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: propeller biplanes
People Depicted: Duigan, John R.; Duigan, Reginald C.
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Mia Mia, Victoria, Australia, circa Jul 1910

Test flights took place on the creek flats opposite the homestead on the Duigan family property 'Sping Plains', near Mia Mia, central Victoria.
Person Depicted: Mr Reginald Duigan, 1910
Person Depicted: Mr John Duigan, 1910

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