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Negative - Duigan Flight Memorial Dedication Ceremony, Mia Mia, Victoria, 28 May 1960 Image Reg. No: MM 057632

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Photograph taken at the dedication of a memorial on the 50th anniversary of the first flight of an Australian-built aeroplane by John & Reg Duigan at Mia Mia in Victoria. The memorial was designed by Reg's son Terence and features a DC-3 propeller on a basalt column. It was unveiled by Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams (left), the first military pilot trained in Australia. Three RAAF Winjeels from No.1 Flying Training School at Point Cook are seen overhead. Reg & Terence Duigan are on the right side of the memorial.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, aeronautics, aviation, aviation pioneers, aircraft, aircraft propellors, crowds, memorials, military aviation, monuments, 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: monuments
People Depicted: Williams, Sir Richard (left); Duigan, Reginald C. (second from right); Duigan, Terence (right)
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Mia Mia, Victoria, Australia, 28 May 1960
Designer of Item Depicted: Mr Terence Duigan, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1960

Terence Duigan, an architect, designed the memorial.

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