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  • Title
    Volume 8: The early days of Qantas, 1923-1941
  • Call number
    PX*D 294/vol. 8
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    1923-1941
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    845515
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 album (90 photoprints) - 27 x 32 cm - gelatin silver
  • Scope and Content
    Page contents:
    1. Qantas "service" in 1923
    2. Longreach Darwin air survey 1919. McGinniss and Goram shoot tomorrow's lunch ; Fysh and Bernhard at Katherine Aerodrome
    3. Vickers Vimy and BE2E at Darwin ; Parer and MacIntosh at Longreach
    4. P.J. McGinniss and J.C. Brabazon at Elderslie at the start of pastoral exploration trip by air into Northern Territory. The company's first long taxi trip - 1921
    5. H.D. Avery at work on the engine ; BE2E in the company's first hangar - Longreach 1921
    6. The first aircraft owned by "QANTAS" Ltd., Longreach, February 9th 1921. Hudson Fysh, A.N. Templeton, Fergus McMaster, C.M. Knight, P.J. McGuiness
    7. Tambo ; On tour their first aeroplane ; Windorah Race Course - the Grandstand
    8. BE2E in the clouds ; Wild turkey shooting from the air - well shot ; Fysh cleaning up at Thargomindah
    9. Winton Nov 1921 ; First Aboriginal to fly - Blackhall - 1921 ; Before first flight in [?]
    10. Hudson Fysh, Mrs Baker, Jack Cain, Bert Baker at Gowrie, Charleville ; Parcels delivery to Gowrie
    11. Fysh and Avery at Farnham Plains with the Bereford family ; Miss N. Dove and E.J. Hart try the Avro Triplane at Mascot - 1922
    12. McGinniss and Aerodrome Inspector Williams at Longreach - 1922 ; Contractor F. Cory Williams, F. McNally, C. Knight, Marcus Griffin, P.J. McGinniss
    13. Arrival of first air mail at Longreach, Nov. 2nd 1922 ; N. White, A. Kennedy, Dr [Michod?], F. McMaster, J. Hazlett
    14. First air mail at Longreach ; McGinniss, Baird
    15. Queensland's first aerial mail, Winton, November 1922. Signing for the mail ; Queensland's first aerial mail, Winton, November 1922. Passinger (rds from left) is aged 85. Fysh, Baird, Kennedy, F. McMaster, P.M. of Winton
    16. The take off at Winton ; Passenger A.Kennedy
    17. The first passenger from McKinlay congratulated by Qantas agent Hargraves. The DH4 ; The first lady passenger Miss Ivy McLean from Cloncurry
    18. Arthur Baird, Mrs Glasson and baby Glasson, first infant passenger ; Magneto inspection at Tambo. McNally & Griffin
    19. Signing for the mails at McKinlay. Hargraves (agent) right. Hugh McMaster left ; Marcus Griffin (left), Jack Low, Tambo agent (right)
    20. Fleet at Longreach, 1922 ; Testing the DH4
    21. Brain, Fysh and Moody at Winton, 1923
    22. Fysh and DH9C at Westlands Station
    23. The Vickers Vulcan at Longreach. Dr and Mrs Michoo ; Converted Bristol fighter at Longreach
    24. Longreach Aerodrome and hangar, the home of Qantas ; Fysh's crash at Jericho Q.
    25. Moody and DH50 at Charleville ; DH50 AND DH9
    26. Petersen, Col. Cameron, Moody, Fysh, Dr Michoo, Mrs Bruce, Mr Bruce, Longreach 1924 ; Baird (left), Moffatt (right)
    27. Mrs Bruce boarding DH50 ; Roy Peterson, Mr Bruce, Fysh
    28. Lord and Lady Stonehaven at Longreach. Fysh pilot
    29. Fysh, Lord Stonehaven, Peterson, Moody, Affleck, A.D.C. ; Some of the fleet about 1924
    30. First air mail reaches Normanton 1927 ; "Iris" and the men who built her at Longreach
    31. At Silso, Bob Willcocks on left ; Fysh on a taxi job
    32. Tapp at Mt Isa. Jim Boyd signs for the mail, Alexander Kennedy and nephew look on ; The beginning of a new era - Dismore and Fysh on roof of Brisbane offices with tenders for Brisbane Singapore service
    33. DH61. A leader in 1930
    34. Archerfield, Brisbane. Fleet in 1932
    35. Lunch hour address, Constitutional Club, Brisbane in the early 1930s. F.C. Urquart, Geo Johnston, Alexander Kennedy, Fysh, Sharpe, T.B. MacIntosh
    36. Official dias, first regular air mail service leaves Archerfield Aerodrome for London, Dec. 10th 1934
    37. HRH Duke of Gloucester meets Q.E.A. officials, Dec 10th 1934
    38. I get a welcome home from London 1937
    39. Capt. Adair, Hudson Fysh, Mrs Mahman, Mrs Fysh, Mrs Adair, George Harman, Scotty Allan
    40. Ken McMaster, Nell, Fergus, Mrs Mac, A.E.R. Stan Kent
    41. I visit London: on the Solent ; Rigged out for opening of House of Lords ; Woody Humphery and Cooper at Hythe
    42. Keith Smith at point where Vimy first touched Australian soil ; The Fanny Bay monument
    43. [Photo missing when album received]
    44. On Morton [sic] Island with Jack Meahan (recovering from a DH86 heart) ; Self ; Jack
    45. Edgar Johnston
    46. Fergus asleep in DH86 ; Brackles and Pendergast with Atlanta ; Centaurus at Brisbane
    47. Qantas team in 1934 before formation of Q.E.A: Tapp, Harman, Fysh, Baird, Brain, Donaldson
    48. Lord Huntingfield opens Flying Boat Service, Rose Bay, 4th Aug. 1938
    49. "Coriolanus", grand old lady of the fleet, sold for scrap and broken up in 1948
    50. "Corio", shot down by the Japs
    51. At Batavia, holed when taxying [sic] ; At Darwin, broke loose from moorings
    52. "Nisus", Arthur Baird's pride
  • Description source

    Album titled from title page (p.1)
  • General note

    Digital order no:Album ID : 861998
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Hudson Fysn / 30 Wallaroy Road / Double Bay / Sydney / 16/9/1941 -- title page (p.1)
    "'The old machine' with best of luck from Hudson Fysh" -- handwritten on photo at upper right (p.10)
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