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  • Description

    Australia.

    Title reads 'Actual Film of 1914 Flight'.

    CU. Various postage stamps that have just been issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the first air mail flight in Australia. CU. Man stamping the first day special envelopes by hand to be sent to enthusiasts around world. MS. Flashback to 1914 and film of the first air mail plane - a Bleriot monoplane which is to take off in the grounds of Government House, Melbourne. The pilot is Maurice Guillaux. LS. Flashback, the plane taking off. Various flashback shots (in 1914 again) of a wrecked plane on a racecourse which Guillaux was flying when it crash landed. Various shots of Guillaux being taken off with his head in bandages. Various shots of Maurice Guillaux preparing for another flight and taking off.

    (Comb.F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 09/07/1964.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    79806
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2691.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:49:00 / 01:16:12:00
    Canister:
    UN 3913 F
    Sort Number:
    UN 3913 F
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Travel & Exploration Religion & Politics
    WorkSpaces
    Melbourne Selection Australian Aviation Australian Aviation
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. Michael Browne says

    Great footage of a historic flight. Guillaux was more than famous even before he flew the airmail.

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