Canberra's First AerodromePrint Page
Plaque at Dickson Library commemorates the site of Canberra's first aerodrome.
|Address:||Dickson Place, Dickson Library, Dickson, 2602|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.249414|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
NORTHBOURNE AVIATION GROUND
This plaque marks the site of Canberra's first aerodrome, which was declared operational on 4 March 1924. The first aviation fatality in the ACT occurred here on 26 February 1926. Aircraft operations continued at this site until November 1926 when they were transferred to a site on the western half of the present Canberra Airport.