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

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Ian Sheil / Sandra Brown

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


Address:Mia Mia - Lancefield Road, Duigan Memorial, Mia Mia, 3444
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.028889
Long: 144.6025
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event Start Date:16-July-1910
Actual Event End Date:16-July-1910


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 Hasell & Ned Upton
Works : Mitchell Shire Council.
A. J. Baines P/L.
Musteys Earthmowing P/L.
M & M Ryan Earthmovers.
Bluestone donated 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 is 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


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au