Not far from our airfield at Riddells Creek, Victoria ...
From The Argus newspaper "Harry Houdini has fully established his claim to be considered the first successful aviator in Australia. To his records he added, on the morning of March 31st, a flight of about 6 miles, covered in 7 min. 37 sec., on his Voisin bi-plane, at Digger's Rest. The time was taken by Mr. W. M. Marks, owner of the Sydney yacht "Culwalla II." who had motored up from Melbourne with Mr. John Dixon, ("Sayorana's" owner), and was checked by another stop-watch in the hands of a reporter of The Argus.
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