|Date made||c 1927|
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Album containing 153 photographs relating to the RAAF 101 Flight Survey of the Great Barrier ...
Album containing 153 photographs relating to the RAAF 101 Flight Survey of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, from August 1926 to 1927. Includes small black and white prints probably of HMAS Moresby departing from Melbourne for Bowen, Qld, via Sydney; coastal base at Bowen, including group portraits and portraits of men in camp; some aerial photographs; and the Blackall Ranges. HMAS Moresby began survey work in the Great Barrier Reef in 1926 and was assisted by the RAAF 101 Flight which was relocated to Bowen, Qld. Flying operations involved photography of the islands in the Whitsunday Passage, the coast from Cape Palmerston to Townsville and the outer reefs within the area. The album also contains photographs of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York in Sydney, March 1927; and the military hospital, Randwick, Sydney.