Summary

Image is part of a large photographic collection of glass plate and film negatives, photographic prints and photo albums, relating to the development of the electric power supply industry in Victoria, operated by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) from 1919 to 1993 and various predecessor private and municipal power supply enterprises dating back to the late 1880s.

Description of Content

Crowd of people behind a fence during the 1934 MacRobertson Centenary Air Race from England to Australia. American aviator Roscoe Turner in cap and breeches appears to be signing an autograph for a young boy. Turner and Clyde Pangborn came third in the race in their Boeing 247 aeroplane now held in the collection of the National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC. Image believed to have been taken at Laverton RAAF Base near Melbourne.

Physical Description

Black & white silver gelatin photographic print.

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