Reproduction of a photograph of Francis Birtles in his car. The young lady holding Francis Birtles hand is Tasmanian born Phyllis Von Alwyn, Miss Australia 1927.

(1928). Reproduction of a photograph of Francis Birtles in his car. The young lady holding Francis Birtles hand is Tasmanian born Phyllis Von Alwyn, Miss Australia 1927.. The University of Queensland, Fryer Library.

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Title Reproduction of a photograph of Francis Birtles in his car. The young lady holding Francis Birtles hand is Tasmanian born Phyllis Von Alwyn, Miss Australia 1927.
Publisher The University of Queensland, Fryer Library
Publication date 1928
Contributor The University of Queensland
Type image/tiff
Format photograph
Source Fryer Library Pictorial Collection UQFL477 PIC682
Language eng
Rights Please contact the Fryer Library, University of Queensland Library to inquire about this work.
Subject 430101 History - Australian
Abstract/Summary Reproduction of a photograph of Francis Birtles in his car leaving London, surrounded by friends. The young lady holding Francis Birtles hand is Tasmanian born Phyllis Von Alwyn, Miss Australia 1927. 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. [Australian Dictionary of Biography]
Keyword Birtles, Francis E.
Von Alwyn, Phyllis
Additional Notes If you have further information about this photograph, please contact Fryer Library, fryer@library.uq.edu.au or telephone . For reproduction requests, see http://www.library.uq.edu.au/fryer/#printing

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