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Hughes welcomes England-Australia aviators R Parer and J McIntosh on their arrival in Australia, 1920.

Hughes welcomes England-Australia aviators R Parer and J McIntosh on their arrival in Australia, 1920.


NAA: A1200, L53897

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"Page could speak with magnificent lucidity. But when he chose to be obscure ... [he] left his listener ... with the impression [he] was ... an articulate eccentric."

Alan Reid, 1980