The Great Air Race 1919 - England to Australia
Centenary Celebration !
10 December - Social get-together and documentary
In 1919, the Australian Prime Minister offered a prize of £10,000 for the first successful flight to Australia from Great Britain in under 30 days.
Four Australian men - two pilots and two mechanics - flew from London to Darwin in a Vickers Vimy twin-engined plane made of canvas, wire and wood, sitting in open cockpits with only a compass for navigation.
Arriving in Darwin on 10 December 1919, they completed the 11,000 mile journey in 28 days to win the race ... The Great Air Race as it became known.
Please join us for a pleasant evening, getting together to enjoy finger food and a drink, to watch this fascinating documentary.
Date: Thursday December 10 from 7pm
This is a Catalina Association fund-raising event to support the ongoing restoration of our Catalina for Rathmines Park.
9 - 15 December 2019
The Australian War Memorial is dedicating this week to acknowledge the role the Catalina played in the defence of our nation during WW2.
A photographic exhibition will be held in the Orientation Gallery (to the right of the information desk).
The Reg Saunders Room will host a display of artefacts and memorabilia and an art display dedicated to the Catalina flying boat and FLTLT Bruce White, by his daughter, Pip McManus.
** We have a few seats available for Dinner at the Mercure Hotel for the Next of Kin of Catalina Crew @ $120 per head.
Please contact Penny Furner by Friday 15 November.
T: 0438 194 611
Thank you to our 2019 Festival Sponsors: