Wings of Dickson – Pioneers, Pilots and the Ploughman: Heritage Festival Walk

Discover the site of Canberra’s original aerodrome and landing ground on what was once the city’s outer fringe, with planner and local community leader Jane Goffman. Hear why this soldier settlement block was commandeered, how it was used from early 1924 until late 1926 by civilian and military biplanes, and about the importance of aerial photography after World War I. Trace the stories of RAAF 3 Squadron members who lost their lives here in the city’s first aviation disaster, and the gallant farm worker who risked his life to rescue them.

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