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Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and the Modern Jet City: “Your destination awaits you”

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Chandu, A and Darian-Smith, K ORCID: 0000-0001-7773-1205 2017 , 'Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and the Modern Jet City: “Your destination awaits you”' , The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 6, no. 1 , pp. 27-43 , doi: 10.1386/ajpc.6.1.27_1.

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Abstract

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 itsfirst opportunity to do so through the construction of a new airport for Melbourne.Built between 1964 and 1970, Melbourne airport, Tullamarine, was Australia’sfirst purpose-built jetport and the world’s first planned airport city by modern-daystandards. With all its cutting-edge features, Tullamarine instantly becamean edifice to the jet age and the jet set, designed to be enjoyed by both travellersand visitors alike. It was a gateway to Victoria and Australia, but also allowedVictorians their first real taste of international travel. It was the starting point formany a memorable journey.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Chandu, A and Darian-Smith, K
Keywords: Tullamarine Airport, airport city, Melbourne urban history, Australian aviation airport culture, Astrojet cinema
Journal or Publication Title: The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
Publisher: Intellect Ltd.
ISSN: 2045-5852
DOI / ID Number: 10.1386/ajpc.6.1.27_1
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Copyright 2017 Intellect Ltd

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