One of a subset of seven black and white negatives depicting building exteriors and interiors of the soon to open drive-in air freight depot and travel facilities for Bramair International.

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

Exterior view of a building with an undercover driveway on Flinders Street. There is a sign on the window that reads; 'Opening Shortly. Bramair International drive-in air freight depot.'

Physical Description

negative; black and white; silver gelatin; cellulose acetate.

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