Dickson Residents Group

Canberra Aerodrome c.1922

Plane De Havilland DH9
1926 Mildenhall photo of RAAF De Havilland DH9 A6-28 crash (NAA A3109797)

The Canberra Aerodrome was first shown on Walter Burley Griffin’s final plan and blueprint,  drawn in 1918 and published in 1922. It was operational for almost 3 years and located on Edward Shumack’s soldier settlement block. The southern boundary of the aerodrome was Majura Avenue.

The National Trust (ACT) and No. 3 Squadron RAAF Association have lodged a joint heritage nomination for the original Canberra  Aerodrome remnants at Dickson, with strong support from Engineers Australia and the Canberra & District Historical Society  – 15 June 2020.

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