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Title: Mail plane
Photo No: PH0200/0379
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Photographer: Young, Mayse, 1913-
Date taken: 26-Apr-1931
Place: Darwin
Collection: Mayse Young Collection.
Description: Pilot Russell Tapp (left) handing mail to postmaster Hurtle (who was later killed in the bombing of Darwin). Plane HD61 Giant Moth VH-UJB 'Apollo' of Qantas. It arrived at Darwin from Brisbane with the first Australia-England experimental air mail. It was then flown by Kingsford Smith in the 'Southern Cross' (Fokker F.V11b/3m VH-USU) to Akyab (Burma) for transfer to Imperial Airways aircraft thence to England.
Subject: aeroplanes
postal workers
De Havilland DH 61 Giant Moth (biplanes)
Copyright owner: Northern Territory Library.
Digital format: 3548 x 5000 pixels : 24bpp ; 53.24Mb.
File type: image/tiff.
Hardcopy format: 1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm.
Use and Restrictions: No known copyright restrictions
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