Design For A Small Cemetery Chapel and A Design For [Aviator Bert] Hinkler’s Memorial
Design For A Small Cemetery Chapel and A Design For [Aviator Bert] Hinkler’s Memorial
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Design For A Small Cemetery Chapel and A Design For [Aviator Bert] Hinkler’s Memorial

1928-c1933. Two watercolour and pencil drawings, each captioned and signed by architect “Keith Frederick Giraud”, chapel design dated “1928” and annotated “University of Sydney” in pencil below image, 57.4 x 39.7cm to 70.8 x 41.8cm (paper). Pinholes, slight foxing and crinkles.

Keith Frederick Giraud was awarded the Australian Medallion and travelling scholarship by the Board of Architects, NSW, in 1929. “Mr Giraud is an ex-pupil of Kogarah Intermediate High School and of the Sydney Technical High School. He has had a highly successful career in the study of architecture, and among other qualifications holds the Academic Diploma in Town Planning and Civic Architecture, awarded by the London University in 1932.” Ref: The Sun, 28.2.1935; SMH, 28.6.1929.

Bundaberg-born Herbert John Louis Hinkler (1892-1933), better known as Bert Hinkler, was a pioneer Australian aviator (dubbed “Australian Lone Eagle”) and inventor. He designed and built early aircraft before being the first person to fly solo from England to Australia, and the first person to fly solo across the Southern Atlantic Ocean. He married in 1932 and died less than a year later after crashing into remote countryside near Florence, Italy during a solo flight record attempt. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL194-130

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  other currencies

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