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Photograph of Tommy Pethybridge removing the broken propeller from the Southern Cross aircraft after Jubilee Air Mail flight, 1935

Landscape format black and white photograph depicting Charles Kingsford Smith's engineer, Tommy Pethybridge, removing the broken propeller (in Museum's collection) from the aircraft "Southern Cross". The wing of the aircraft can be seen and Pethybridge is standing in front of the engine and propeller and is holding tools. The faces of a group of men can be seen at the bottom of the photograph. The photograph has been signed by J Pethybridge, John S W Stannage and P G Taylor. On the back of the photograph are notations in pencil and a copyright stamp.
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