One of two pictures of the week - the parade of Bert Hinkler's Avro Avian aeroplane through the streets of Brisbane.
Herbert John Louis (Bert) Hinkler, aviator, was born in Bundaberg, Queensland in 1892. He made the first solo flight from Britain to Australia in 1928. The flight was in a single-engine Avro Avian G-EBOV and took just over 15 days. In 1931, he completed the first solo flight from Canada via the South Atlantic to England in a Puss Moth aircraft. He died in 1933 whilst attempting another solo flight from England to Australia.
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Bert Hinkler's plane is mounted on the back of a British built Leyland truck.
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