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Reporters watching Clive Chateau running towards The Southern Cross plane and police cordon, Mascot Aerodrome, Sydney, 10 June 1928 [picture]
Bib ID 4200065
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
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Description 1928 
1 photograph : b&w ; image 28.8 x 36.5 cm., on sheet 30.5 x 38 cm. 
Series

Keep clear of the propellors! 1928.

Summary

The Southern Cross arrived in Sydney to a tumultuous welcome from a crowd estimated at 300,000. As the plane taxied to a halt, Atlantic Union Oil Company executive Captain Clive Chateau ran out to warn the accompanying police to beware of the propellers. The cockpit of the Southern Cross was open to the elements, so that Kingsford Smith and Ulm wore flying suits, unlike Lyon and Warner, who were protected further back in the cabin. Source: Curator's notes, Mitchell Library, 2002.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer based on accompanying documentation.

Part of: Keep clear of the propellors! 1928.

Composite photograph incorporating portrait of James Warner, Charles Ulm, Charles Kingsford Smith and Harry Lyon with their signatures.

Condition: Fair.

Attached to sheet "Keep clear of the propellors! 1928".

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-147722310

Subjects Kingsford-Smith, Charles, Sir, 1897-1935 -- Portraits.  |  Ulm, C. T. P. (Charles Thomas Phillippe), 1897-1934 -- Portraits.  |  Lyon, Harry W. Captain -- Portraits.  |  Warner, James -- Portraits.  |  Chateau, Clive -- Photographs.  |  Southern Cross (Airplane) -- Photographs.  |  Air pilots -- Australia -- Portraits.  |  Airplanes -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Photographs.  |  Aeronautics -- Australia -- Photographs.

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