Qantas hangar and biplane at Charleville airport, ca. 1930

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    Photographer: Unidentified

    Location: Charleville, Queensland, Australia

    Charleville was one of the first airports used by Qantas to fly paying passengers to Longreach in 1922. It is also home to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Charleville School of the Air.

    View this image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/136583
    Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: pictureqld.slq.qld.gov.au/

    Spenser.Cat, chris_fiteni, Dramagirl, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Spenser.Cat 70 months ago | reply

      Wow. Pre koala.

    2. Pixel Wrangler 70 months ago | reply

      Other information available for this photograph, but not included on the main page:

      "Charleville is [was] the largest town in South West Queensland and has [had] a population of approximately 3300 people. It is a rich pastoral area and was first explored by Edmund Kennedy in 1847. Charleville was named by Surveyor W. Tully for his hometown in Ireland. Cobb and Co established their largest and longest running coach making factory in Charleville in 1886 and the railway line was connected from Brisbane in 1888. Charleville was one of the first airports used by Qantas to fly paying passengers to Longreach in 1922. It is also home to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Charleville School of the Air."

    3. Spenser.Cat 70 months ago | reply

      This pic taught me this Qantas stands for somthing...

      Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd.

    4. zyrcster 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr Commons, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      We'd love to see you add every Picture of the Week to the Flickr Commons group, too. :)

    5. cogito ergo imago 69 months ago | reply

      Different world. Love the sign, hand-painted, and not even skillfully so.

    6. State Library of Queensland, Australia 69 months ago | reply

      Thanks Zyrcster, we plan to keep the Picture of the Week current, hope you like Mary McGuire this week.

    7. State Library of Queensland, Australia 69 months ago | reply

      Cogito ergo imago. Thank you, glad you enjoyed the Qantas photograph, the image seems to evoke the pioneering spirit.

    8. GrenadierGuardsDmr 11 months ago | reply

      In August 1920, the Western Queensland Auto Aero Service Limited was formed. Three months later that company changed its name to the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service Limited (QANTAS).

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