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VH-UAU Cirrus Moth biplane, 1927

This is a single-engine VH-UAU Cirrus Moth biplane that was manufactured by de Havilland in England in 1927. It features tandem accommodation for a pilot and one passenger. Primarily a wooden structure with fabric covering, it is powered by a four-cylinder air-cooled ADC Cirrus II engine with a two-blade wooden propeller. ...

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Aircraft-recognition model of a North American AJ-2 Savage, 1940-59

This is an aircraft-recognition model of a North American AJ-2 Savage. The model is made of solid metal and is painted dark grey. It features high wings, large twin engines and a vertical stabiliser. There is a small pierced hole on the underside of the body, allowing the model to be supported by a vertical rod.

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Letter to Flight Lieutenant Graham Conning from Corporal Alan Jenkins, 15 July 1945

This is a five-page letter, handwritten in ink on Japanese tissue paper ruled with red lines. Each page is landscape format and has a bold, red border with two kanji characters (Japanese script) printed in red at left above and three below. Each sheet measures 18 cm long x 25.2 cm wide.

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War correspondence - letter to Harry from Joyce, 17 February 1942

This is a two-page letter, handwritten in pencil on lined paper. The paper is creased and browned. It measures 23.6 cm long x 19.0 cm wide.

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Letter to Aircraftman Royce Phillips from Auntie Lil, 13 Jan 1942

This is a single-page letter, handwritten in black ink on lined paper. The paper has yellowed and there is some staining. It is 24.6 cm long x 19.8 cm wide.

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Letter to Leading Aircraftman Howard Kellehear from Nell, 5 Jan 1942

This is a four-page letter, handwritten on lined paper with four emblems printed along the top edge in red and blue: ACF, RSL, THE SALVATION ARMY and YMCA. It measures 24.7 cm long x 19.6 cm wide.

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Letter to Leading Aircraftman Howard Kellehear from Nell, 18 Jan 1942

This is a two-page letter, handwritten on lined paper with four emblems printed along top edge in red and blue: ACF, RSL, THE SALVATION ARMY and YMCA. The paper is creased, stained and has minor losses. It is somewhat browned. It measures 24.6 cm long x 19.6 cm wide.

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Letter to Leading Aircraftman Howard Kellehear from Nell, 22 Jan 1942

This is a two-page letter, handwritten on lined off-white paper, with considerable losses from insect activity. The paper has browned and significant staining is also evident. It measures 24.7 cm long x 19.6 cm wide.

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Letter to Aircraftman Royce Phillips from his father, 17 Feb 1942

This is a two-page letter, handwritten on lined paper. The paper has browned and there are minor losses from insect activity. It measures 24.7 cm long x 19.6 cm wide.

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Letter to Aircraftman Royce Phillips from his father, 1942 - item 2

This is a two-page letter, handwritten on lined paper. The paper has browned and there are minor losses from insect activity. Water damage is also significant. It measures 24.7 cm long x 19.6 cm wide.

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Letter to Aircraftman Royce Phillips from his father, 27 Jan 1942

This is a two-page letter, handwritten on lined paper. The paper has browned and there are losses from insect activity. Water staining is also evident. It measures 24.7 cm long x 19.6 cm wide.

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Response of a Belgian town to the deaths of a Lancaster bomber crew, 1942-48

This is a telegraph form used to advise of the death of Sergeant Cyril John Stallard, one of three Australians killed in a bomber crash in Belgium in July 1942. It links to an online showcase called 'Find of the Month' via an educational resource page in the National Archives of Australia Virtual Reading Room (VRROOM). ...

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John Curtin at RAF bomber station, UK, 1944

This is a black-and-white photograph of Australian Prime Minister John Curtin (on the far left, wearing a herringbone coat) and two airmen farewelling bomber crews at the Royal Air Force bomber station at Waddington near Lincoln in the United Kingdom in May 1944. The Prime Minister is using the 'V for Victory' sign. The ...

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Letter of condolence from John Curtin to Mr Joyce, 1944

This is a typed copy of a letter of condolence from Prime Minister John Curtin to Mr Joyce on the death of Mr Joyce's son, 16 March 1944.

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Letter from RAAF airmen to John Curtin, 1942

This is a handwritten letter of thanks to Prime Minister John Curtin from six Royal Australian Air Force servicemen based at the RAAF station in Canberra, 4 January 1942. In it, they express gratitude to Curtin for hosting them to lunch at the Prime Minister's Lodge on Christmas Day, 1941.

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Aerial combat, France, 1914-18 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a 1945 Movietone News compilation of old footage of early flights. The excerpt shows footage from a silent black-and-white newsreel. The excerpt begins with the intertitle '1914-18: Aerial Combat' and shows scenes from the First World War. It opens with a shot of the front page of 'The Sun', an Australian ...

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Aerial combat, France, 1914-18 - asset 2

This is an excerpt from a 1945 Movietone News compilation of old footage of early flights. The excerpt, entitled '1914-18: Aerial Combat', shows scenes from the First World War. There are scenes of several actions taken by a flying corps, probably practice or staged for the film - a ship and a farmhouse are bombed; a dirigible ...

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'RAAF Florence Nightingales: flying nurses', 1944-45 - asset 1

This is the first in a series of eight excerpts from a black-and-white newsreel produced by Cinesound titled 'RAAF Florence Nightingales: flying nurses'. The excerpt was probably produced between 1944 and 1945, and contains narration and music, but no sound effects. The opening titles credit Geoff Thompson for photography. ...

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'RAAF Florence Nightingales: flying nurses', 1944-45 - asset 2

This is the second in a series of eight excerpts from a black-and-white newsreel produced by Cinesound titled 'RAAF Florence Nightingales: flying nurses'. The footage was probably produced between 1944 and 1945. There is narration and music, but no sound effects. This clip shows Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) nurses ...

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'RAAF Florence Nightingales: flying nurses', 1944-45 - asset 3

This is the third in a series of eight excerpts from a black-and-white newsreel produced by Cinesound titled 'RAAF Florence Nightingales: flying nurses'. The footage was probably produced between 1944 and 1945, and contains narration and music, but no sound effects. The voice-over explains that the Royal Australian Air ...