Australian Air Races

Sharing the stories of aerial contests that captivated audiences across the country.

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

31 October 2019 to 31 January 2020

Location

National Archives NT Office
Northern Territory Archives Centre
Kelsey Crescent
Millner NT 0810

Price

FREE

Australian Air Races captures all the excitement – and the risk – of the early flying machines that touched down in Darwin a century ago.

This exhibition highlights some true gems in the National Archives of Australia's collection:

  • Movies showing aerial contests and winning pilots
  • Maps tracking the course of aerial racers competing for hefty prizes
  • Official documents voicing support or concern for the risk-taking flyers
  • Formal and candid photographs of aeroplanes and aviators
  • Promotional programmes, posters and games

Come along to capture Darwin's place in our country's historic embrace of flying.