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.
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
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Harold Cazneaux: artist in photography, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Jun 2008–10 Aug 2008