[Advertising From the Sky], 1917 paper parachute advertising 'Shell' benzine (petrol), intended to be dropped from Basil Watson's home-built, Sopwith-Pup type biplane over Victoria and Tasmania. Watson was killed on 28th March 1917 when his aircraft, broke up in flight near Point Cook and thus the promotional, paper parachutes were never used. Watson had successfully, flown between Melbourne and Warrnambool in January 1917, and between Melbourne and Mount Gambier in February 1917, carrying small unofficial mails on those flights.
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