Balloon Ascent, Wonderland theme park, Tamarama Beach, Sydney, c. 1908. Possibly a record of the ascent, and unexpected descent, of Alphonse Stewart in January 1908. Witnessed by hundreds who had gathered for the event Stewart fell after only ascending 15 feet but on his second attempt rose to some 3000 feet before descending by parachutes from the balloon, Broadhurst collection of postcards, State Library of New South Wales, PXA 635 - 845 digital.sl.nsw.gov.au/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?emb...
"BALLOON ACCIDENT AT WONDERLAND." Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) 18 January 1908: 9. Web. 16 Jun 2021 .
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