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Negative - Duigan Biplane Taking Off in Front of a Crowd at Bendigo Racecourse, Victoria, 3 May 1911 Image Reg. No: MM 057522

Annotation on obverse in John Duigan's hand states: "May 3rd 1911 Bendigo Racecourse. Pancaking after doing about a mile. Had to steer between two trees, hence proximity to the one seen" "limit of ground is fence not to far away" "R Duigan Please Return" "not previously published"
Description Of Content:
John Duigan flying his biplane at the Bendigo racecourse 3 May 1911. This was the only occasion he completed a circling flight in the machine. Entrance fees were donated to the local hospital.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, aeronautics, aviation, aviation pioneers, aircraft, biplanes, crowds, demonstration flights, experimental aircraft, pilots, racecourses, spectators
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: Pioneering Flights
Tertiary Classification: aviators
People Depicted: Duigan, John R.
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 03 May 1911
Photographer: Mr Reginald Duigan, 03 May 1911
Maker of Item Depicted: Mr John Duigan, Mia Mia, Victoria, Australia, 1909-1910

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