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Sydney Harbour Bridge Opening

The album consists of aerial photographs of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the morning of the opening day celebrations. It also includes aerial photographs of the official stands from where the opening ceremonies were performed, the procession of decorated floats, speed boat display immediately after the opening ceremony, the pilot boat Captain Cook (the first vessel to pass under the bridge after opening) and the famous monoplane 'Southern Crossing' flown by Kingsford Smith approaching Fort Denison.

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Dutch mail packet New Zeeland ship passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March 1932
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Aerial view of the procession of mail ships, Maloja, Orford, Nieuw Zeeland and Manunda at the official opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on accompanying documentat... more

Procession passing through large crowds gathered at Hyde Park and St Mary's Cathedral for the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Sydney Harbour Bridge and display of speed boats, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Aerial view of the speed boat display after the official opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on accompanying documentat... more

P. & O. mail boat "Maloja" leads procession, 19 March, 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at:... more

Orient liner SS Orford passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Sydney Harbour Bridge looking east, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Bradfield Highway and Sydney Harbour Bridge on its opening day, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Sydney Harbour Bridge crowded with onlookers during the water and aerial display, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Aerial view of Sydney and the Harbour Bridge on the day of the official opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on the caption below the p... more

Ships surrounding Sydney Harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge taken from Neutral Bay, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

The ships New Zeeland and Manunda passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Dutch mail packet New Zeeland ship passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Carnival at Bondi Beach, Sydney, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Sydney Harbour Bridge from Dawes Point, 19 March, 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at:... more

Sydney and Sydney Harbour Bridge taken from North Shore, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunset, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

RAAF biplane flying over HMAS Canberra, Farm Cove, Sydney, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

The mail ship Maloja passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Water pageant and regatta at Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Sydney Harbour Bridge with HMAS Canberra in foreground taken from Farm Cove, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

American Eagle model A-1 biplane VH-UHV in flight above Sydney Harbour, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Pilot boat Captain Cook passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Aerial view of Sydney and Circular Quay on the day of the official opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on the caption below the p... more

Crowds gathered at Bradfield Highway for the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

American Eagle model A-1 biplane VH-UHV in flight above Sydney Heads, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more

Orient liner SS Orford passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge turning towards Circular Quay, 19 March 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription below photo... more