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|Address:||Connellan Airport Tetminal Building, Yulara, 0872|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -25.190768|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 6th June, 1982|
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.