Dinner Given To Mr Bert Hinkler On His Arrival At Sydney
Dinner Given To Mr Bert Hinkler On His Arrival At Sydney
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Dinner Given To Mr Bert Hinkler On His Arrival At Sydney

1928. Process screen and letterpress folded menu card, signed “Virgil” in image centre, 20.2 x 12.7cm (folded.) Slight foxing, scuffing.

Text continues “Given by C.C. Wakefield & Co. Ltd, after his epoch-making flight from England to Australia. Wentworth Hotel, Monday, 12th March 1928.” Some menu items are named after aviators or planes, e.g. “consommé Avro-Avian” and “Bomb Hinkler” for dessert. The cover illustration is by Virgil Reilly (1892–1974), Australian cartoonist, comic book artist and illustrator.

Bert Hinkler (1892–1933), 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.” Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL198-97

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