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Houdini airborne in his Voisin at Diggers Rest, March 1910 / photograph by Marc PourpeMarch 1910

by Marc Pourpe


Ehrich Weiss (better known as escapologist Harry Houdini), made Australia's first recognised flight in a Voisin biplane at Diggers Rest, Victoria, 18 March 1910. Houdini made three flights that day, the last covering 3km. He later made two flights in Sydney at Rosehill Racecourse, 18 April 1910.