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.

JJ Rouse is 9th person from the right standing at the back. JJ Rouse's wife Anna Rouse is the 5th woman from the right of the group in the front row. She is wearing a dress and a pale coat with fur collar and cuffs. Their daughter Winifred Crane is sitting to the left (the image viewer's right) of Mrs Rouse, fourth from right in front row, wearing a fur coat over her dress.

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Large group of men, women and children outdoors in a semi-circle, with two rows seated and one standing. A building is visible in the background at far left. Two women are holding small children on their lap in the front row. Almost all in the crowd are wearing hats.

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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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