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Air race route map

This map was published in Sydney, probably before the MacRobertson Centenary Air Race began. It shows in detail the route to be taken by the aviators in the 1934 race. It includes tables of distances between compulsory stopping places, a comparison of times zones and a list of initial entrants in the race. From a field of around 60 entrants, only about 20 actually competed. The map seems to have been used to follow the progress of the race and has been annotated in pencil with the flying times of several of the entrants.

Map of centenary air race: MacRobertson international air races : London to Melbourne : also graph showing nominator, section, number & name of plane, name of pilots & landing places. Sydney : H.E.C. Robinson, [1934]. Map with pencil annotations  Z/M2 118gmof/1934/1