Since its inception in 1934 – Cadets, Officers and parents in the Australian Air League have kept a pictorial history in family and personal photos that cover their development and indirectly that of the League. For too long those photos for the most part have been forgotten in family photo albums and shoe boxes in musty attics, however with a new project we are looking to unlock and put on display these pictures for others to share.
Taking inspiration from Flickr: The Commons, a project to unlock the world’s photographic archives such the US Library of Congress and the Australian War Memorial, the Air League has established a photo pool on Flickr to store our treasured memories. A selection of historic photos have already been added and are available to be viewed here. Some have a history, others are of faces and events forgotten.
If you have photos you would like added to the collection, please email the webmaster. If you want to help identify some of these photos, sign up to Flickr and add a note or comment.