(New Zealand, Australia 30 Mar 1878 – 19 Jun 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, 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.
Harold Cazneaux: artist in photography, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Jun 2008–10 Aug 2008