Wilhelm Martin Kimbel (1881 - 1957)

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Birthplace: Paddington, NSW, Australia
Death: Died in Sutherland, NSW, Australia
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About Wilhelm Martin Kimbel

A photographer like his father, William for the Daily Telegraph, the State Library NSW has some of his work in their collection, for example:

"William Kimbel, [Ross and Keith Smith] - Arrival of Vickers Vimy at Mascot Aerodrome, 14 February 1920. Air trials between England and Australia were a high priority for civil aviation in the second decade. A £10,000 prize was offered by the Australian Government for the first flight from England to Australia to be completed in 30 days. Ross Smith and Keith Smith won that prize in December 1919 when they touched down in Darwin in their Vickers Vimy. Both had flown in the First World War, Ross extensively in the Middle East campaign. Both were immediately knighted, although Ross did not live long enough to enjoy either his wealth or status, dying in a plane crash in England in April 1922. - from http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/early-austn-aviation


"Creator Kimbel, William Title On the wings of the morning breeze, 1911 / by William Kimbel Level of Description Series Date of Work ca. 1911 Type of Material Graphic Materials Call Number PXD 661 / 5 Physical Description Photographs : 1 silver gelatin photoprint ; image 31 x 26.5 cm., on mount 48 x 40 cm. Source Presented 1973 General Note This photoprint was reproduced in the Daily Telegraph, 28th April 1911. It purports to show aviator Joseph Hammond on his first flight over Sydney, ten days previously. It shows Hammond and his Briston Box-kyte on that day but careful examination of the photograph shows it to be a composite of two negatives. The photographer was William Kimbel. -- Reference: Fixed in time : Australian photographs 1845 to 1984, State Library of New South Wales, 14 November 1984 - 26 May 1985. Sydney : The Library, 1984. Location number: Q770.740994/1 Mitchell Library Transfer from the Manuscripts Section (Papers of George Augustus Taylor). Location number: ML MSS 2539 Mitchell Library"

From The Australian National Aviation Museum Moorabbin Air Museum website (at http://www.aarg.com.au/Aviation-EarlyMilitary.htm)

"Hammond resigned to return to England on 5 May, and on 6 May 1911, his assistant Leslie McDonald took Daily Telegraph photographer W Kimbell on a 25 minute flight over Sydney to undertake the first Aerial Photography in Australia, and amongst the features photographed was the fortified Bare Island. Army authorities were greatly concerned by this and prohibited their use in the newspaper, but as a result of this development on 9 May 1911 McDonald took Brigardier General Gordon on a flight."

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Wilhelm Kimbel's Timeline

Paddington, NSW, Australia
Age 25
Paddington, NSW, Australia
Age 28
Waverley, NSW, Australia
Age 76
Sutherland, NSW, Australia