Black and white negative of Jim Newton [on left] at Mildura Flying School. Jim was the uncle of the donor of this image.

Part of the Biggest Family Album collection of images comprising approximately 10,000 negatives documenting life in rural and regional Victoria dating from the 1890s to the 1940s.

This photograph is from a set of 81 images mainly depicting life in and around Mildura in the 1920s and 1930s. The donor's ancestors migrated from Germany and settled in Mildura in 1880s. Many of the photographs were taken by August Müller, the donor's great-grandfather. Amongst the images taken by Müller is a collection of photographs of early Mildura, which he sent back to Germany to be printed and made into postcards, which he then sold in his general store [see MM 5274] in Mildura.

Description of Content

Two men in a Simmonds Spartan (possibly VH-UIT) aeroplane belonging to the Mildura Flying School. A third man, wearing a helmet and goggles, stands beside the aeroplane.

Physical Description

Black and white 35mm photographic negative on cellulose acetate substrate.

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