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Centenary of the Great Air Race - Talks

The Start of a Race Saturday 5.10.19 2pm-3pm
NT Library 4 Bennett Street, Parliament House, Darwin
How wounded airmen, a hot night in Cairo, two horse races and a fire on board a ship led to the Great Air Race.

Preparing for Arrivals Wednesday 16.10.19 5:30pm -6:30pm
Museum and Art Gallery of the NT 19 Conacher Street, Fannie Bay
A Darwin paddock was cleared by adventurers from the east, while pioneer aviators forged an aerial route from the south.

A Flight Less Ordinary Saturday 26.10.19 2pm-3pm
NT Library 4 Bennett Street, Parliament House, Darwin
What it takes to pilot a WW1-era bi-plane across the world.

How the Race was Won Thursday 31.10.19 5:30pm-6:30pm
NT Archives Centre Kelsey Crescent, Millner
How a close-knit crew in an open cockpit defied ice, sandstorms, mud and cocktail parties to be the first to fly from London to Australia.

How the Race Changed our World Saturday 9.11.19 2pm-3pm
Museum & Art Gallery of the NT 19 Conacher Street Fannie Bay
The Great Air Race inspires Australia to spread its wings and adventurous aviators to undertake new challenges..

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    Event date

    5 October – 9 November 2019

    Entry cost

    Free entry


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    • Public Toilet
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