Reproduction of a photograph of Captain Francis Birtles in his Bean car at Rangoon. In July 1928 Birtles became the first person to drive from London to Melbourne, a nine-month part-solo journey completed in 'The Sundowner' which he donated in 1929 to a proposed national museum in Canberra.

(1928). Reproduction of a photograph of Captain Francis Birtles in his Bean car at Rangoon. In July 1928 Birtles became the first person to drive from London to Melbourne, a nine-month part-solo journey completed in 'The Sundowner' which he donated in 1929 to a proposed national museum in Canberra.. The University of Queensland, Fryer Library.

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Title Reproduction of a photograph of Captain Francis Birtles in his Bean car at Rangoon. In July 1928 Birtles became the first person to drive from London to Melbourne, a nine-month part-solo journey completed in 'The Sundowner' which he donated in 1929 to a proposed national museum in Canberra.
Publisher The University of Queensland, Fryer Library
Publication date 1928
Type image/tiff
Format photograph, 29x24cm ; b&w
Source Fryer Library Pictorial Collection, UQFL477, PIC686
Language eng
Rights Copyright expired
Subject 430101 History - Australian
Keyword Birtles, Francis Edwin, 1881-1941
Travel -- Australia -- Photographs

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Collection: Fryer Library
 
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