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Negative - Bystanders Looking at an Avro 504 Aircraft, Queensland, circa 1922 Image Reg. No: MM 000951

Description Of Content:
A small group of bystanders looking at an aircraft, an Avro 504, Believed to be a Qantas machine
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Janet Troup, 1985
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: aeroplanes
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Isisford, Queensland, Australia, 1920
Creator: Hamilton, 1920


John Hopton Posted on 17 Jan 2012 5:19 PM
G-AUBO was an Airco DH-6 aircraft . . . this machine is a Roe 504K, and may have been G-AUBQ but this doubtful due to other known circumstances - a clearer view of the registration on the fuselage would help
Tom Harwood, Curator, Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach Posted on 16 Jun 2013 4:52 PM
It's Avro 504K G-AUBG, the first Qantas aircraft. Refer MM000834 which is the side view of the same machine, apparently at Portland Downs, Isisford, most likely in late 1921 or 1922 since the aircraft wasn't registered until 1921. Paul McGinness crashed it near Ingham in north Queensland in August and it spent a month in Sydney being repaired so the photo must have been after September 1921. Qantas sold the Avro in November 1926.

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