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Listed under:  Technologies  >  Engineering  >  Aeronautics  >  Aircraft  >  Aeroplanes  >  Propellers (Aeroplanes)
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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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Aboriginal guides in the Thornycroft expedition, 1929

This is a black-and-white photograph showing four Aboriginal stockmen standing in front of a small plane in the Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory in May 1929. Two have a hand on the single propeller of the plane, which was named Kookaburra. The four, identified as Bob, Tommy, Hughie and Jack, are guides who had joined ...

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Bert Hinkler servicing his aeroplane, 1928

This is a black-and-white photograph, taken in Canberra in 1928, of Bert Hinkler (1892-1933) working on the engine of the twin-seat Avro Avian he flew single-handed from England to Australia in that year. The image was made from a glass negative measuring 10.0 cm x 12.5 cm.

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Splintered propeller, 'Southern Cross', 1935

This is a wooden fragment from the aircraft propeller of the 'Southern Cross' with annotation in ink by Charles Kingsford Smith, 'SOUTHERN CROSS 17 5 35.'