Around the Commonwealth by Aeroplane

Around the Commonwealth by Aeroplane

Around the Commonwealth by Aeroplane was created in 1911 when the Commonwealth was only 10 years old. The Northern Territory was still part of South Australia and the Federal Capital hadn’t yet been named – it was just a name on the map between Sydney and Melbourne.

At that time aeroplanes were really new and needed many stops to refuel before arriving at their destination. In a trip from Sydney to Brisbane there were five stops, unlike today’s direct flight of about 90 minutes.

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