Australia and the Empire Air Mail Scheme

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Civil Aviation Historical Society & Airways Museum
New Exhibition Opening at the CAHS & Airways Museum
This year is the 80th anniversary of the commencement of Australian participation in the far-
sighted and ambitious Empire Air Mail Scheme. To mark the occasion, on Saturday 17 November
the Civil Aviation Historical Society will open a new photographic exhibition titled
Australia and the Empire Air Mail Scheme.
There will be films and guest speakers on the day, and the exhibition will run for one year. As
well as the CAHS and private collections, the exhibition will draw on images from the Qantas Heritage
Speakers for the opening day are:Dr Leigh Edmonds: The Origins of the Empire Air Mail Scheme

Phil Vabre: The Empire Air Mail Scheme in Operation

Phil Vabre: Groote Eylandt: Australia’s Forgotten Flying Boat Base

Producer-director Jeremy Linton Mann will present a special screening of his documentary film From Sea to Sky: The Magnificent Story of the Flying Boats in Australia

See the website for details of the program

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