Centenary of Powered Flight Print Page
A monument close to the Duigan Monument, commemorates the centenary of the historic flight undertaken in July 1910.
|Address:||Mia Mia - Lancefield Road, Mia Mia, 3444|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.028889|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||16-July-1910|
|Actual Event End Date:||16-July-1910|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 16th July, 2010|
This plaque was unveiled on the 16th July 2010 by Professor David de Krester AC, Governor of Victoria.
To commemorate the centenary of the first powered flight by an Australian designed, built and flown aircraft.
Upgrade of the Duigan Memorial
Design : Anton Hasel & Ned Upton
Works : Mitchell Shire Council.
A. J. Baines P/L.
Musteys Earthmowing P/L.
M & M Ryan Earthmovers.
Bluestone doanted by Sandy & Colin Smith.
On July 16, 1910, John Duigan flew an aircraft for a distance of 23 feet (7 metres) at his family`s property "Spring Plains" at Mia Mia, Victoria.
This ia acknowledged as the first powered, controlled flight of an all Australian designed and built aeroplane.
Australian Centenary of Powered Flight Mia Mia 16-17 July 2010