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Negative - Broadmeadows, Victoria, circa 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 7325

Description Of Content:
A crowd, including a number of soldiers, around an aeroplane during a visit by Harry Hawker. The plane is a BE 2A/C which was designed by Geoffrey de Havilland.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Barry Sproull, 1988
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, soldiers, military forces
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
Organisations Depicted: Hawker, Harry
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia, circa 1915


John Hopton Posted on 17 Jan 2012 5:45 PM
this aircraft is one of the 2 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2A's from the Central Flying School at Point Cook : if the image was recorded in 1915, then it was NOT in any way connected to Hawker, who had returned to the U.K. in 1914
Andrew Willox Posted on 17 Apr 2014 1:34 PM
The photo depicts, I believe, CFS 1 - an early variant (unequal span) BE2a based at Point Cook. This photo may have actually been taken at Point Cook given the number of military personnel in the picture. A replica of this aircraft type (depicting CFS 2) is on display at the RAAF Museum, Point Cook, constructed by myself and volunteers.

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