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09-September-2014
09-September-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders
The airport commemorates Central Australian pioneer aviators.

Location

Address:Connellan Airport Tetminal Building, Yulara, 0872
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.190768
Long: 130.976458
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th June, 1982
Front Inscription

Connellan airport officially opened by the Rt. Hon. Malcolm Fraser, C.H., M.P. Prime Minister of Australia on Sunday 6th June, 1982

This airport is dedicated to Central Australia`s pioneer aviators in particular, Mr. Eddie Connellan C.B.E., A.O. who first landed his aeroplane at the base of Ayers Rock on the 7th august, 1938.  He commenced regular passenger services from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock on 20th April 1958

This propellor was recovered from the first De Havilland Heron to fly to Ayers Rock.

Source: MA
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