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  • Title
    Sir Hudson Fysh - postcard: Capt. H. Butler by monoplane over St Vincent Gulf, thence by Commonwealth Mail, 1919
  • Call number
    PXA 1063/277
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  • Physical Description
    Ephemera - 1 postcard - 8.7 x 14.1 cm.

    For details of Butler's career in aviation, see: Flypast : a record of aviation in Australia / Neville Parnell & Trevor Boughton. Canberra, ACT : AGPS, 1988 (entry for 12 July 1919, pp. 36-37)
  • General note

    On his return from World War I, Captain Harry Butler flew airmail from Adelaide to his home town of Minlaton in a Bristol M.1C monoplane called Red Devil. Numbered souvenir postcards bore the inscription "The plane was great in War but it will be greater in Peace. This little souvenir from the Clouds is the beginning of a new era in mail and passenger transport. So keep your eye on the Aeroplane". Harry Butler, Harry Souvenir aerial post card 1919 -- Alan Davies, Curator of Photographs (2005)
    Souvenir postcard no. 103
    Postcard is stamped with a King Edward VII three halfpence postage stamp, franked "Minl[aton]"
    Postcard includes a portrait of Butler, with printed signature, on the reverse
    Digital order no:a1378002
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Mr. W. Peterson / Minlaton / S.A. -- address on the postcard
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