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Telegram

From the Collection of Telstra Museum, Melbourne 375 Burwood Road Hawthorn 3122 VIC

Description
Telegram from the Royal Netherlands Airways, Sydney, to the manager of ABC Radio Station 2CO, Corowa, New South Wales
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Object Registration
7466
Historical information
This telegram relates to the 1934 London to Melbourne Air Race. It thanks Radio 2CO radio staff for their efforts in broadcasting an emergency message to the residents of Albury after the Dutch airliner ‘Uiver’ became lost at night in bad weather. As requested local radio listeners drove their cars to the Albury racecourse and illuminated an emergency landing ground using their vehicle headlights. This allowed the lost airliner to land safely.
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30 Apr 2018 at 8:39AM