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  • Australian Aviators
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    • Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith fund (Keith 1890-1955, Ross 1892-1922)
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    • Sir Ross Smith MC AFC DFC, 1Sqn AFC Flying Ace, Electorate of Ross Smith
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    • Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith (1897-1935) Extract from National Archives of Australia. Flew Southern Cross, Kookaburra, and Southern Cloud. Formed ANA. With Charles Thomas Phillipe Ulm flew trans-pacific flight in 1925? and 1928, America to Australia 1927, Around Australia 1927, to New Zealand, Australia to England multiple 1929-33, England to Australia solo 1930, to England and return 1931-33. Flew in MacRobertson International Air Race from England to Australia 1935 in "Anzac" a monoplane. Honorary RAAF Air Commodore. Died 1935 with Mr John Thompson Pethybridge.
    • PG Taylor Airborne Connections Smithy and PG Taylor 15May1935 Tasman flight
    • Lockheed Altair PG Taylor
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    • Hudson Fysh (Qantas)
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    • Qantas was conceived in Cloncurry, born in Winton and grew up in Longreach: Fysh and McGuinness
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    • Freda Thompson (1906 - 1980) NLA: 1933 Obtained instructor's licence. First woman in British Empire to do so. 1934 Flew own Moth Major solo from England to Australia. First Australian woman to do this.
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  • Books
    • Aerial Agriculture in Australia by Derrick Rolland

    • Airman I have Met: Their Stories by Derrick Rolland of 16 Australian airman

      • Very interesting, including 
      • Harold M. Rowell (captain of Jessica the restored RAAF Boston), 
      • Leigh Laddie Hindley, 
      • Kenneth V. Robertson, 
      • Peter Clemence, 
      • Hugh Coventry, and 
      • Joe Drage) telling wartime, postwar and civil aviation life stories.
      • Snippets about the introduction of the Sikorsky S71 and trials of the Cotton Aerodynamic Anti-G Suit Mark I for RAAF WWII fighter pilots in Darwin. Did you know the S71 broke down in Myrtleford, and was transported by road back to Point Cook?
      • W E Johns: Biggles and Steeley

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