1931-33. A silver gelatin photograph of a group of men celebrating the first aerial mail in Australia. On verso written in pencil, "Anzac Day 25/4/1931 Delivery of the first bag of the first aerial mail in Australia on the arrival Kingsford Smith on the "Southern Cross" from Koepang. Left to right: Henrickson (Shell Coy), Tom Harris, Kingsford Smith, H. Bald (postmaster), W.H. Grant." Printed on verso "Enlarged by Harringtons".
Other snapshots include "Scott after arrival at Darwin on record breaking flight fro England 28/4/32"; "Capt. Hans Bertrau fueling his 'plane at Fanny Bay aerodrome (Darwin, N.T.) on Sunday morning, 11/12/1932"; another angle snapshot of previous; "Capt. Neale's "Percival Gull" aeroplane, in which I made a flight from Darwin and over Ibarrakai Station on 27 August 1933 (indecipherable initials)"; Left to right Mollard, Pilot of the "City of Cairo" which crashed at Keopang, WS (indecipherable initials, man with pith hat and glasses), Mr. Hudson Fysh, Managing Director of Qantas; Owen, the well known aviator. Taken before the departure of the second experimental air mail, for England. Rudder of the big Hercules 'plane in background." Lastly another snapshot view of the silver gelatin first aerial mail delivery in Australia 25/4/31.
Silver gelatin print 7 x 4 3/4", others 5 1/2 x 3 1/2" Very good condition. Item #28035