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Title

Guillaux Aloft

1914


Artist

Harold Cazneaux

New Zealand, Australia

30 Mar 1878 - 19 Jun 1953


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.


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


Artist information

Harold Cazneaux

Works in the collection

179


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


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.