1920 – 1930: Aviation

Aviation was the great new development in the 1920s. Flying was no longer a novelty, but a mainstream part of the transport industry. The flat, sandy stretches of Fisherman’s Bend offered a good location for landing strips close to the business canter of Melbourne. The first one was licensed to Maurice Falman in 1921 and operated by him until 1937.

The second airfield was operated by Graham Carey. He specialised in delivering printed pamphlets to country districts but he also offered joy flights. He also retired in 1937 and the previous frame shows him on his last flight from Port Melbourne.

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