One of a subset of 15 colour negatives of Moorabbin Airport, Victoria.
This subset is part of approximately 3,000 negatives taken by Jim Payens, the Melbourne based aerial photographer, and form part of the Payens Collection. The images span the period predominantly between the 1950s - 1970s.
Jim Payens was one of a very small number of Australian photographers to have specialised in oblique and survey aerial photography. He was also one of the earliest Australian aerial photographers. This collection consists predominantly of aerial views of the city of Melbourne, surrounding suburbs and regional Victoria but also extends to other parts of Australia. The Collection depicts a variety of landmark events and major engineering projects throughout Australia including the Australian Grand Prix, Olympic Games (Melbourne & Sydney) and the construction of Eildon Weir.
The Museum also holds the aerial camera and equipment used by Payens to take these images as well as an oral history interview with the photographer.
Description of Content
Oblique aerial photograph of Moorabbin Airport showing a field, roads and aircraft parked near hangars. Further in are the Civil Flying Service and Civil Flying School buildings.
negative; colour; silver gelatin; cellulose acetate.
Donation & Supplementary Purchase from Mr. Jim Payens, 09 Jan 2002
Place & Date Depicted
Hand written in black ink on a pink envelope that previously contained this negative along with 14 others [envelope now discarded]; '70's COLOUR / MOORABBIN AIRPORT / MAINLY AT CIVIL / FLYING / SERVICES' Hand written in black ink on the side of the negative; 'JIM PAYENS MOORABBIN AIRPORT 1970's No 08.'
Type of item
Overall Dimensions - Folded
140 mm (Width), 135 mm (Height)