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02-September-2016 (Sandra Brown)
02-September-2016 (Sandra Brown)

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Ian Sheil / Sandra Brown

A monument close to the Duigan Monument, commemorates the centenary of the historic flight undertaken in July 1910.

Location

Address:Mia Mia - Lancefield Road, Mia Mia, 3444
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.028889
Long: 144.6025
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:16-July-1910
Actual Event End Date:16-July-1910

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 16th July, 2010
Front Inscription

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.

Inscription in Proximity

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

www.AustraliaCentenaryOfPoweredFlight.com.au

Source: MA
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