John Joseph (JJ) Rouse speaking with a press photographer at the launch of the 'Rouseabout' Avro-Avian plane G-AUHK on the 07 July 1928 in the Mascot Aerodrome, Sydney.
JJ Rouse is in the middle, while a Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd employee, possibly Fred E Manning, is at left and photographer at right, with another in the right background.
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 gathered outside in suits, coats and hats. One man holds a Graflex style camera, and another man in the background also holds a camera. Biplane parked in background.
Digital file. Digital copy of an original photograph. Original photograph was black and white, portrait 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 Fred E. Manning - Kodak (Australasia) Pty. Ltd., Mascot, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The man at far left of photograph is possibly Fred E Manning, a long time employee of Kodak Australasia. He appears in other photographs in the Kodak collection at Museums Victoria. eg MM 155009.
Mr Albert J. Perier - Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, 7 July 1928
Mr AJ Perier was a long time Kodak employee of Mr Rouse's in Sydney. See SLNSW collection which holds some identical images attributed to Mr Perier. Eg 'In front of the Avro Avian G-AUHK ("The Rouseabout") during its presentation to the Australian Aero Club. EG this same image File Number FL3418648. Home and Away - 34165. IE number: IE3418642
Rouse, John Joseph (JJ); Manning, Fred E
Digital Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
Sydney Morning Herald, 9 July 1928, p.12. Brisbane Courier, Monday 9th July 1928, p.15.