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Title

Guillaux Aloft

1914

Artist

Harold Cazneaux

New Zealand, Australia

30 Mar 1878 – 19 Jun 1953

  • Details

    Date
    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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    218.2002
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Harold Cazneaux

    Works in the collection

    181

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  • About

    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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