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11 April - 8 May 2014
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4 April 2014
UOW Library unearths earliest aerial footage of Wollongong
The University of Wollongong Library has made available the earliest known aerial footage of Wollongong, taken from a biplane in 1938.
UOW historian Glenn Mitchell has advised that the footage was commissioned by C.F.T. Jackson - local representative for federal politician William Wentworth - to survey land available for development in the Port Kembla area.
The 4-minute black and white film opens with the biplane VH-UUI taxing at Mascot airport and cuts to the view as it flew south over Wollongong’s northern suburbs, past the township of Wollongong, around Tom Thumb’s Lagoon and Port Kembla, then on past Shellharbour and Kiama.
View the film on YouTube