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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.
|Address:||Pittwater Road, Near Post Office, Narrabeen, 2101|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.712316|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||05-December-1909|
|Actual Event End Date:||05-December-1909|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 25th September, 1965|
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