Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘aviation’

9 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

Activities of the Royal Aero Club of South Australia home movie – c1935

Amateur filmmaker and professional photographer John Mack manages to convey the experience of flight in a light aircraft.

An Airman Remembers television program – 1964

This early ABC documentary is about Sir Gordon Taylor, a fighter ace in the First World War and one of the pioneers of aviation in Australia.

Antarctica 1948 documentary – 1949

A record of the operations of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, November 1947–April 1948.

Charles Ulm documentary – c1928

Historical footage such as this of Charles Ulm, hints at the challenges early aviation pioneers would have faced.

Expedition South documentary – 1961

A film record of a year at Mawson, Australia’s largest Antarctic station.

Hinkler’s Message to Australia; Incidents of My Flight spoken word – 1928

‘Now I want to tell you a few things about flying …’

Last Plane Out of Berlin documentary – 1999

At ten years of age, Sidney Cotton designed an aircraft. At 18, this Queensland country boy built a car he called 'the Cotton’.

Ross Smith’s Flight from London to Australia documentary – 1919

In 1919, aviator Ross Smith and crew became the first Australians to fly between England and Australia in under 30 days. Cameraman Frank Hurley joined them.

Smithy feature film – 1946

Smithy was Charles 'Bud’ Tingwell’s first film. With characteristic modesty, he later said he won the part as a control tower officer because he supplied his own uniform.