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An image of Guillaux Aloft by Harold Cazneaux

Harold Cazneaux

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

Guillaux Aloft
Media category
Materials used
gelatin silver photograph, sepia toned

11.7 x 20.4 cm image; 19.5 x 31.4 cm sheet

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