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27-May-2016
27-May-2016

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A monument commemorates the first flight in Australia by George Augustine Taylor in a heavier-than-air flying machine at Narrabeen Heads.

In December 1909 at Narrabeen Beach, George Augustine Taylor made the first heavier-than-air free flight in Australia. Taylor`s aeroplane was unpowered relying on the wind for its lift. Three men and two women, including Taylor`s wife Florence, made a total of 29 flights, travelling perhaps 100 to 250 metres along the foreshore.

Location

Address:Pittwater Road, Near Post Office, Narrabeen, 2101
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.712316
Long: 151.297328
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:05-December-1909
Actual Event End Date:05-December-1909

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th September, 1965
Front Inscription

This memorial copmmemorates the first flight in Australia in a heavier-than-air flying machine by George Augustine Taylor at Narrabean Heads on 5th December 1909

Unveiled by the Honourable R. W. Askin M.L.A.  Premier of N.S.W. on 25th September 1965

Erected by the Warringah Shire Council in association with the Royal Australian Historical Society

Source: MA,H
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