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Records of the Australian Women Pilots' Association, circa 1950-2005 [manuscript]

Title
Records of the Australian Women Pilots' Association, circa 1950-2005 [manuscript]
Repository
National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
Reference
MS 1985
Date Range
c. 1950 - 2005
Creator
Australian Women Pilots' Association (1950 - )
Description

MS 1985 chiefly comprises eight scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings collected by the Australian Women Pilots' Association about women fliers, particularly in Australia during the 1950s and 1960s. The collection also includes newspaper cuttings, letters and photographs relating to Jean Batten's visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1970. A photocopy of an article on Pat Toole, and her flying in the Territory of New Guinea, is included. There is also the Charter that records the pilot licence numbers and signatures of foundation members of the Association who were present at the inaugural meeting held at the Royal Aero Club of New South Wales on 16 September, 1950 (1 folder, 1 fol. Box, 1 elephant folio).

The Acc10.058 instalment comprises a comprehensive scrapbook containing biographical notes, photographs and newspaper cuttings relating to various women pilots from the mid-1920s to the mid-1980s (1 elephant folio).

The Acc12.151 instalment comprises a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings titled "Australian Women Pilots' Association- Book 8, 1965-1980" (1 fol. Box)

Quantity
3.43 m
Access
Available for research. Not for loan.

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