Air Carnival

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Event names Air Carnival
Event type show
Country AU
Location Sydney
Start date 1910-12-24
Number of days
Tech focus

eight days

Australia's first air show ; first documented/observed heavier-than-air powered controlled flight in Australia, by Eric Weiss aka Harry Houdini (!)[1]

(Weiss is credited by some with making the first airplane flight in Australia, on 18 March 1910. Russell Naughton calls this the first "controlled" flight in Australia.)[2]


  1. Chronicle of Aviation, p83
  2. Russell Naughton, "Harry Houdini", Hargrave, 1998-2007.