First balloon ascent in Adelaide by Thomas Gale on 24 June 1871, State Library of South Australia.

Up, Up, and Away! Adelaide’s Ballooning Pioneers at the Airmail Society

Join History Trust curator Corinne Ball for a talk about Adelaide’s amazing early aeronauts, as seen on ABC TV’s Tiny Oz. Discover some of our home-grown stars of showbiz and circus, as well as the international connections who wowed South Australian audiences with their nerve!

Presented by Martin Walker