1934 – First Mail Service to Australia & New Zealand

First Mail Service to Australia & New Zealand

8 December 1934

The first regular airmail from the UK to Australia left on 8th December, 1934 and arrived in Sydney on 21st December 21. The service was shared between Imperial Airways and Q.A.N.T.A.S. Letters for New Zealand were sent on by sea via the Orient Line’s Oronsay.

Flight Details

  • Dep: 8th December, 1934 (London)
  • Dep: 12th December, 1934 (Cairo – connecting flight for Central African mail)
  • Arr: 18th December, 1934 (Brisbane – connecting Q.A.N.T.A.S. flight)
  • Arr: 21st December, 1934 (Sydney)
  • Arr: 26th December, 1934 (Auckland)

Flight Covers

Contributors
  • Walter Herdzik

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