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Great Air Race Talk - Preparing for Arrivals

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Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory

19 Conacher Street

Darwin City, NT 0820

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A Darwin paddock was cleared by adventurers from the east, while pioneer aviators forged an aerial route from the south.

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Darwin was a port city, as the Stuart Highway had not yet been built. Two expeditions surveyed possible landing sites where the Great Air Race participants might stop on their journey south to the nation’s capital, Melbourne. Fannie Bay is prepared for the racers to make their Australian touchdown.

Presenters: Fiona Douglas & Fiona Shanahan

The Great Air Race Talks are presented by the Darwin Aviation Museum as part of the Great Air Race Centenary program of events, supported by the Northern Territory Government.


Thanks to the Fannie Bay History & Heritage Society, Northern Territory Library, Northern Territory Archives Centre, State Library of South Australia and South Australian Aviation Museum for their assistance with research and materials for the Great Air Race Talks.


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