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Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932 [picture] / Photographed by W. E. Searle
Bib ID 3307575
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Searle, E. W. (Edward William) 1887-1955
 
Online Versions
Description 1932 
1 album (27 photographs) : b&w ; album 27 x 38 cm. 
Series

E.W. Searle collection of photographs.

Summary

The album consists of aerial photographs of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the morning of the opening day celebrations. It also includes aerial photographs of the official stands from where the opening ceremonies were performed, the procession of decorated floats, speed boat display immediately after the opening ceremony, the pilot boat Captain Cook (the first vessel to pass under the bridge after opening) and the famous monoplane 'Southern Crossing' flown by Kingsford Smith approaching Fort Denison.

Biography/History

E.W. Searle was a professional photographer associated with the firms Hall & Co. and Grace Bros (Sydney) and J.W. Beattie (Hobart). He was the official aerial photographer for the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the photographs were taken from Air Travel Ltd Alexander 'Eaglerock' biplane VH-UGK piloted by Capt. R. King.

Notes

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-141856731

Subjects Bridges -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Aerial photographs.  |  Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.) -- Aerial photographs.  |  New South Wales -- Aerial photographs.

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