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Author Mitchell, E. L. (Ernest Lund), 1876-1959.
Title The first aeroplane to land in Western Australia from the Eastern States on Belmont Racecourse at 1 pm, 2 December 1920. On board were businessman Clement J. De Garis, his personal pilot F. S. (Frank) Briggs and mechanic O. J. (Jack) Howard.
Published/Produced 1920.
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Call Number BA596/80-83,85-94
BA2683/500
Description 13 negatives : glass, black and white ; 12 x 17 cm.
1 negative : nitrate, black and white ; 8 x 11 cm.
Content type still image
Media type unmediated
Carrier type other
Series People and places in Western Australia ; BA596/80-83,85-94
E. L. Mitchell collection of photographs ; BA2683/500
Notes Title from published captions.
These images have been received in two collections. 031241PD-031255PD received as glass negatives and 112986PD a nitrate negative purchased with the E.L. Mitchell Collection accessioned at BA2683/500.
Rights advisory This image is for personal use only. To publish or display, contact the State Library of Western Australia.
Notes Financial assistance from the Cyril and Ethel Peet Memorial Fund has been used to preserve this image.
Summary This aircraft may have been unregistered at the time of this photo, but was later registered G-AUCM. Aircraft details: G-AUCM Airco DH.4 (Construction number F2691). Ex Royal Flying Corps serial F2691. Registered 28 June 1921. Owned by C. de Garis. Later sold to: Larkin Aircraft Supply Co, then Bulolo Goldfields Aeroplane Service (New Guinea), and finally The Morlae Airline (Lae, New Guinea) Cancelled from aircraft register on 30 June 1930 as withdrawn from use. (Information supplied by D. Eyre May 2008)
Publications 031242 PD, 031247PD, 031251PD and 031253PD published in the Western Mail 9 Dec. 1920, p.20 with caption: Aerial overlanders: arrival of Mr De Garis and party in the De Haviland 4 at Belmont last Thursday. Photos by E.L. Mitchell.
031242PD published in The Sydney Mail 22 September 1920, p.7.
031246PD published in Joysticks and fiddlesticks by F.S. Briggs and S.H. Harris, facing p. 88 with caption: "Crowd" at Belmont Racecourse (Perth, capital of Western Australia) greeting the first aeroplane to land in Western Australia from the eastern states, 1920.
Subjects Briggs, F. S. (Francis Stewart), 1897- -- Photographs.
De Garis, C. J. (Clement John) -- Photographs.
Howard, Jack -- Photographs.
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Western Australia -- Photographs.
Biplanes -- Western Australia -- Photographs.
Airplanes -- Western Australia -- Photographs.
Photographers -- Western Australia -- Photographs.
Belmont Park Racecourse (Perth, W.A.) -- Photographs.
Related names Cyril and Ethel Peet Memorial Fund.