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11-June-2016

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A plaque commemorates the establishment of the Hendon Aerodrome and is a tribute to the pioneers of aviation. 

Location

Address:24 Circuit Drive, West Lakes Function Centre , Hendon, 5014
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.879775
Long: 138.516979
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 1st June, 1986
Front Inscription

      CITY OF WOODVILLE
Pt. Secs 424,425 Albert Park
This Plaque Commemorates The
HENDON AERODROME
Established In 1920 By Harry J But­ler
And Kauper Aviation Co. Ltd.,
     On Land Owned By
Captain Henry John (Harry) Butler AFC, RFC
            1889-1924
A Legend As An Aeronautical Engineer
And Aviator And For Aerobatic
Exhibitions In The Monoplane “Red Devil”.

The Commonwealth Government Acquired The Land In 1922
For Defence Purposes As The Cheltenham And
Adelaide’s First Official Aerodrome.

2nd June 1924, Lieutenants F.L. Roberts
And F.S. Briggs Of Larkin Aircraft
Supply Company Piloted The Biplane
"Bower Bird" 
As The First Aerial Mail Service
Adelaide To Sydney

Unveiled By
His Worship The Mayor
John Dyer, Esq., O.A.M., J.P.
1st June, 1986
As A Tribute To The
Pioneers Of Aviation.

South Australia
Jubilee 150 Year.

Floreat
Civitas
Nostra

Source: MA
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