The crowd at the launch of the 'Rouseabout' Avro-Avian plane G-AUHK on the 07 July 1928 at the Mascot Aerodrome, Sydney.

This plane was donated by John Joseph (JJ) Rouse to the Australian Aero Club in New South Wales. According to media sources at the time, the first official flight of the Rouseabout was piloted by Squadron Leader (Charles) Kingsford-Smith and Rouse's married daughter Winifred Crane was passenger. Mr Rouse gave a speech and his wife Anna Rouse christened the plane with a bottle of Australian wine.

JJ Rouse was a co-founder of Baker & Rouse and later was a founding managing director of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd.

Anna Rouse is seated fifth from the right, She is wearing a pale coat with fur collar and cuffs. Her daughter Winifred Crane is sitting to her left (the image viewer's right), fourth from right in front row, wearing a fur coat over her dress. John Joseph (JJ) Rouse is standing nearby, 4th person from the right, standing at the back, talking to a woman in the back row.

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Two rows of women and one child seated outdoors in a semi-circle, with men standing behind them. They are almost all wearing hats and most of the women wear fur coats. Building at rear left and angled pole in right foreground.

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Digital file. Digital copy of an original photograph print. Original photograph was black and white, landscape orientation, with white border.

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