John Joseph Rouse (JJ) at the launch of the 'Rouseabout' Avro-Avian plane G-AUHK on the 07 July 1928 in the Mascot Aerodrome, Sydney. He is pictured here with two other men, possibly Australian Aero Club representatives or aviation officials, near the tail of the plane.
This plane was donated by 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.
John Joseph (JJ) Rouse was a co-founder of Baker & Rouse and later was a founding managing director of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd.
Description of Content
Three men in hats and coats standing behind a plane. One man wears a bowler hat while the other two wear peaked hats like those that pilots wear.
Digital file. Digital copy of an original photograph. Original photograph was black and white, landscape orientation, with white border.
Place & Date Depicted
Mascot, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 07 Jul 1928
Sydney Morning Herald, 9 July 1928, p.12. GIFT AVRO (1928, July 8). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), , p. 5. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222177324
Mr Albert J. Perier - Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, 7 Jul 1928
Mr AJ Perier was a long time Kodak employee of Mr Rouse's in Sydney. See SLNSW collection which holds some identical images of this event attributed to Mr Perier, including this one. See Reference Code 14654, 'JJ Rouse and two officials inspecting the Avro Avian G-AUHK.' IE Number IE3419153
Rouse, John Joseph (JJ)
Digital Photograph, Black & White
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