Photograph of John Robertson Duigan making an early flight in his biplane. Taken by his brother Reginald Duigan at the family property, 'Spring Plains', Mia Mia, near Heathcote in central Victoria. One of a series of four photographs of the completed prototype in flight, taken in late 1910 or 1911.

Although French and American flying machines had already flown in Victoria, J.R. Duigan built and flew the first Australian-made flying machine in 1910.

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John Robertson Duigan taking off in his biplane, from the 'Long Paddock' on the family property 'Spring Plains', at Mia Mia, near Heathcote, Victoria. The photograph was probably taken by his brother Reginald in late 1910 or 1911, and shows the plane about 10 feet (3 metres) off the ground with a nose-up pitch of about 15 degrees. Four photographs in set this is No.3.

Physical Description

Glass plate negative copy made from original print by Science Museum of Victoria, circa 1950s-1960s. Appears to be identical image to print registered at MM 107191, but is reversed as mirror image.

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