On this day …….. 10th of July 1930

The Melbourne Herald News Paper arrived in Beechworth, Victoria on this day in 1930, in the most unconventional way. The edition of the paper carried a feature on Beechworth as a tourist resort, and a noon an aeroplane appeared above the town, and from the skies rained the Herald. The round trip from Melbourne was flown by Pilot Officer Kinnear. He left Essendon at 10am, arrived over Beechworth at noon, then flew onto Stanley to drop more Heralds in the school grounds, arriving back in Melbourne just after 4pm.