An image of Guillaux Aloft

Harold Cazneaux

(New Zealand, Australia 30 Mar 1878 – 19 Jun 1953)

Guillaux Aloft

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1914
Media
Photograph
Medium
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
Accession number
218.2002