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845415
  • Title
    Volume 6: QANTAS photographic record, 1920-1930
  • Call number
    PX*D 294/vol. 6
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    1920-1930
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    845415
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    113 photographs
  • Scope and Content
    Page contents:
    1. With Niefort Scout at Helio[?], Cairo
    2. Lieuts. P.J. McGinness & H. Fysh at Longreach, September, 1919 ; Welcoming Sir Ross Smith at Darwin, December 13th 1919
    3. First Longreach-Winton trip Feby 1921 ; Shelter shed at Longreach ; On tour at Thargomindah ; The original office at Longreach
    4. Aboriginee flies at Blackhall; One of the original fleet - A "BE 2 E" ; First parcels delivery by air in the west - 1921 ; Wild turkey shooting on Wellshot Station
    5. Avro triplane at Mascot, Sydney
    6. P.J. McGinness with the company's original machine, an Avro 504.K Sunbeam Dyak engine ; First hangar nearing completion at Longreach 1922 ; Machines at Longreach in 1922
    7. First air mail carried in Queensland arrives at Longreach November 2nd 1922. Pilot P.J. McGinness - Engineer W.A. Baird, Machine Armstrong-Whitworth FK.8
    8. Group on arrival of first air mail at Longreach - W.A. Baird, N.F. White, Dr F.A. Hope Michod, M. Griffin, A. Kennedy, P.J. McGinness, Fergus McMaster, Hudson Fysh, T.F. Barker
    9. Alexander Kennedy, first passenger to be carried on air mail routes in Queensland & Hudson Fysh, pilot. At Mackinlay, November 3rd 1922 ; First air mail arrives at Winton Novr 3rd 1922 ; Alexander Kennedy at Winton
    10. On the air mail route in 1922 : Tambo ; McKinlay ; Cloncurry
    11. Vickers Vulcan at Longreach ; Bristol fighter at Longreach ; Miss Campbell - "The Angel of Durban" at Longreach, Mr J.C. Matthews, Pilot ; Longreach hangar
    12. Signing for the mails in 1922 ; D.H. 50A crashed at McKinlay by pilot Brain on a boggy aerodrome, 1927 ; The D.H.4 which carried out much early mail route work
    13. Loading freight at Winton ; D.H.9c mail route machines 1923-5
    14. Bristol fighter modified at Longreach as ambulance plane ; Lowering a cripple into D.H.9c machine
    15. The Prime Minister Mr S.M. Bruce & Mrs Bruce at Longreach, October 31st 1924. Pilot Hudson Fysh
    16. Aerial exploration trip to the Comfield River - Wave Hill district - pilot L.J. brain, June 1926
    17. D.H. 50a type mail machine used from the end of 1924 ; Longreach Aerodrome ; Special railway strike delivery of Smith's Weeklies. Pilot P.H. Moody
    18. Aeroplane shelter at Camooweal ; Qantas office at Longreach ; Lord & Lady Stonehaven arrive at Longreach accompanied by Mr & Mrs Fergus McMaster, July 28th 1926. Pilot Hudson Fysh ; Testing a "Puma" engine at Longreach
    19. Scenes at the Longreach Aerodrome
    20. D.H.9 machine built at Longreach to a modified design by W.A. Baird
    21. Lord and Lady Stonehaven before enplanting in "Iris" ; "Iris" & the staff who built her - the first machine to be constructed by Qantas, August 18th 1926
    22. Construction work at Longreach
    23. The Diamantina River channels ; Sand hills on Lower Coopers Creek, Central Australia ; Thomson River in flood at Longreach
    24. Karumba at the mouth of the Norman River ; First air mail plane at Normanton, July 1st 1927, pilot Hudson Fysh ; Normanton ; Loading fish at Normanton
    25. Unloading fish at Cloncurry
    26. Sir John & Lady Goodwin at Longreach, pilot Hudson Fysh ; Lord Stonehaven at Longreach, pilot P.H. Moody ; Mr & Mrs S.M. Bruce at Longreach
    27. Dr Earle Page & Mr Gosvenor Francis at Longreach, pilot Hudson Fysh ; Lord Stonehaven & group at Longreach
    28. The Brisbane Flying School opened March 1927. Instructor L.J. Brain, Engineer T.R. Young
    29. First pupil to be trained and receive his "A" license - Instructor L.J. Brain and pupil G.E. Sampson
    30. The "Kookaburra" search - L.J. Brain & "Atalanta" at Wave Hill, April 1929 ; "Atalanta" at Brunette Downs ; Search machines at Wave Hill ; the ill-fated "Kookaburra" ; type of country flown over
    31. The "Vellore" search - L.J. Brain, welcomed at Roma; the party at Darwin May 1929 ; The "Vickers Vellore" at Cape Don ; coastline during search
    32. Visit to Gervois Range mineral field, Central Australia - Party on the landing ground Sept. 1929 ; shelter built by L.J. Brain ; L.J. Brain, "Atalanta" & Central Aust. natives
    33. Air Marshall Sir John Salmon, at Adelaide, C.W.A. Scott pilot
    34. Aerial ambulance aeroplane stationed at Cloncurry
    35. Mail 'planes ready to depart from Cloncurry
    36. Inauguration of Brisbane/Charleville service. Refueling at Roma - April 17th 1929, P.H. Moody pilot
    37. Arrival of first aerial mail in Brisbane April 23rd 1929, P.H. Moody pilot
    38. Interior of D.H.61 aeroplane showing cabin
    39. Group of pilots at Longreach 18th April 1929. R.B. Tapp, E.G. Donaldson, A.H. Affleck, W.A. Baird and P. Moody
    40. "Gipsy" moth at Winton ; "Gipsy" moth at Charleville
    41. D.H.50.A machine built at Longreach ; D.H.50.J machine built at Longreach. W.A. Baird, Works Manager & J. Walker, Bristol Company
    42. Removal of Head Office from Longreach to Brisbane. Arrival of Managing Director in Brisbane, June 1930
    43. Charleville from the air
    44. Alexander Kennedy alighting from a Qantas mail plane ; Western air mail about to leave Eagle Farm Aerodrome ; Eagle Farm Aerodrome
    45. "Puss" moth machine at Headingly Station, North West Queensland
    46. Unloading a body at Brisbane after transportation from Mount Isa, W.A. Baird pilot ; Aerial ambulance work at Longreach
    47. Air ambulance case arrives at Brisbane from Camooweal, January 2nd 1931, E.G. Donaldson pilot
    48. Arrival of first [?] at Longreach [&] Qantas staff Bo McGuinness [sic], George Dousher, Jack Hazlett, Frank McNally, Marcus Griffin, Arthur Baird, Sir Hudson Fysh
    49. [Unidentified]
  • Description source

    Contents from album inscriptions
  • Variant title

    "The Queensland & Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd ("QANTAS") photographic record, 1920-1930" -- album title page
  • General note

    Digital order no:Album ID : 866851
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Hudson Fysh -- signed in ink (p.1)
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