Ben Turner before taking off to make a parachute jump, Camden, Sydney, 1938

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Where: New South Wales, Camden Council, Australia

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When: 14 August 1938

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Ben Turner before taking off to make a parachute jump from a plane at Camden, Sydney, 14 August, 1938, from original nitrate negative, State Library of New South Wales, NCY60/321

Ben Turner was an English expert parachutist who tested and promoted the parachute around the world. IN 1938 he visited Australia where he made a jump from 7000 feet using a 'Benturn' parachute invented by Turner and manufactured in Sydney. ON the 26 November, 1938, Turner, with two others, made the first mass parachute jump in Australia at Macquarie Grove Aerodrome, Camden.


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    • 12/Oct/2022 03:21:47

    Another great Turner! Wonder if he is a relation of mine👍

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    • 29/Oct/2022 20:54:30

    Always triple check your gear, especially for these kinds of stunts.