(New Zealand, Australia 1878–1953)
11.7 x 20.4 cm image; 19.5 x 31.4 cm sheet
Maurice Guillaux was a French aviator who made Australia's first air mail delivery in July 1914, from Melbourne to Sydney in a Bleriot monoplane. The journey took 2 ½ days with actual flying time of 9 ¼ hours. Cazneaux has captured the excitement of the occasion as the plane flies over the heads of the assembled spectators.
Natasha Bullock (Australia) (Author), Harold Cazneaux: artist in photography, 2008.
Harrington's Photographic Journal 22 Jul 1914, 22 Jul 1914, 225.
Harold Cazneaux: artist in photography, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 05 Jun 2008–10 Aug 2008.