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Plaque at Dickson Library commemorates the site of Canberra's first aerodrome.

Location

Address:Dickson Place, Dickson Library, Dickson, 2602
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.249414
Long: 149.139791
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Front Inscription

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.

Source: MA
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