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Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and the Modern Jet City: “Your destination awaits you”
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 14:35 authored by Chandu, A, Katherine Darian-SmithKatherine Darian-Smith
The 1960s saw the introduction of intercontinental jet aircrafts across the world. Australian Australia was eager to join this international jet set and was given its first opportunity to do so through the construction of a new airport for Melbourne. Built between 1964 and 1970, Melbourne airport, Tullamarine, was Australia’s first purpose-built jetport and the world’s first planned airport city by modern-day standards. With all its cutting-edge features, Tullamarine instantly became an edifice to the jet age and the jet set, designed to be enjoyed by both travellers and visitors alike. It was a gateway to Victoria and Australia, but also allowed Victorians their first real taste of international travel. It was the starting point for many a memorable journey.
Publication titleThe Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
Department/SchoolCollege Office - College of Arts, Law and Education
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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