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Edward Farndell 
Balloon Ascen [Adelaide, Australia] 
1871, July 
  
Carte de visite 
State Library of South Australia 
Pictorial Collection, Inventory no: B 13519 
  
 
LL/98483 
  
Curatorial description (Accessed: 9 April 2020)
A hot air balloon ascent from the cattle yards opposite Newmarket Hotel, North Terrace in July 1871; cabs and wagons stand in the foreground and crowds look toward a large balloon about to make its ascent.
 
For an account see The Register, July 1871, p.15d.
(Laddy Kite, 9 April 2020) pointed out that this was probably not a “hot air” balloon.
 
"I’m not an expert but I believe early balloons were filled with a lighter-than-air gas produced by chemical reaction at the site of ascension." 
 

 
  
 
  
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