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An image of Guillaux Aloft by Harold Cazneaux

Harold Cazneaux

(New Zealand, Australia 30 Mar 1878 – 19 Jun 1953)

Title
Guillaux Aloft
Year
1914
Media category
Photograph
Materials used
gelatin silver photograph, sepia toned
Dimensions

11.7 x 20.4 cm image; 19.5 x 31.4 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r. sheet, pencil "HCazneaux". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program 2002
Accession number
218.2002
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (3)

Natasha Bullock, Harold Cazneaux: artist in photography, Sydney, 2008.

David Moore and Rodney Hall, Australia: Images of a Nation 1850-1950, Australia, 1983.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Harrington's Photographic Journal, Sydney, 22 Jul 1914, 225.

Exhibition history (1)

Harold Cazneaux: artist in photography, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Jun 2008–10 Aug 2008