Territory Stories

Airmail

Details:

Title

Airmail

Photo number

PH0238/1671

Collection

Peter Spillett Collection; PictureNT; PictureNT

Date

1931-04-25

Location

Parap

Description

Darwin Post Master, Hirtle Bald (centre) in the vehicle transporting the first air mail from England to Australia to the local post office for sorting and onforwarding to Brisbane by Qantas. The air mail arrived via Koepang aboard Kingsford-Smith's VH-USU 'Southern Cross' on 25 April 1931 and was onforwarded in the Qantas DH61 'Apollo' the following day. 'Southern Cross' in the background. See also PH0238/0167 and PH0238/0072.

Language

English

Subject

cars; aeroplanes

Digital format

3994 x 5000 puxels : 48bpp ; 117.04Mb, back 139.21Mb.

Format

1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.9 cm.

File type

image/tiff

Use

No known copyright

Copyright owner

Library & Archives NT

License

https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/pdm

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/15699

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/736908

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/736906; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/736907