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Australian Built, twenty years ago : 20 h.p. biplane designed, built and flown in 1910 by Mr. John Robertson Duigan, of Terang, Vic. ...

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1910

John Duigan designed and built the first Australian aircraft to fly, based on a Farman biplane and powered by a four cylinder engine. On 16 July 1910, Duigan made a 7m hop at Spring Plains estate near Mia Mia, Victoria. By 1911, he had flown 60 times, as far as 800m and at 20m altitude.