Bickerton repairs the Air-tractor, Antarctica, 1912-1913, Frank Hurley

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Bickerton repairs the Air-tractor in the hangar (left to right Bage, Ninnis, Bickerton, Cape Denison, Antarctica, 1912-1913, by Frank Hurley, Antarctic Expedition negative collection, State Library of New South Wales, Home and Away - 36696


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    • 09/Jun/2020 04:14:43

    From memory this plane was damaged and the wings were removed and it was then used as a tractor?

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    • 09/Jun/2020 05:01:50

    Yes - that is the case - although I think Bickerton still had a lot of trouble keeping it going on the few days they were able to test it.

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