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Taking Flight: Lores Bonney's Extraordinary Flying Career

Author:   Alexander, Kristen
Publisher:   National Library of Australia
Edition:   1st Edition
ISBN:  

9780642278869


Pages:   280
Publication Date:   01 March 2016
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From her first taste of the air when she joined Bert Hinkler in the cockpit for a joy ride in 1928, Lores Bonney was hooked. With her aviation licence and the support of her husband, she took to Australian and international skies and braved the challenge of long-distance flying. Taking Flight draws from the National Library of Australia’s rich archives and manuscript collection to present the tale of Lores Bonney, the first woman to circumnavigate the Australian continent by air, the first woman acknowledged to fly from Australia to England, and the first solo pilot to fly from Australia to Cape Town, South Africa. Aviation writer Kristen Alexander intimately illuminates the woman behind the audacious pilot, exploring her highs and lows and struggle to gain and maintain her place as one of Australia’s great aviation pioneers.

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Author:   Alexander, Kristen
Publisher:   National Library of Australia
Edition:   1st Edition
ISBN:  

9780642278869


Pages:   280
Publication Date:   01 March 2016
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Daily Telegrah, Sydney 08 Mar 2016  [Show review]

Pittwater Online News, Issue 254 06 Mar 2016  [Show review]

Australian Women's Weekly 01 Apr 2016  [Show review]

Aeorgram, Journal of the RAAF Museum Inc., Stewart Wilson 01 Mar 2016  [Show review]

Honest History, Sharon Mascall-Dare 31 Mar 2016  [Show review]

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Flightpath, Vol 27, No 4, May-July 2016 01 May 2016  [Show review]

Village History, Gerard Banjamin 31 May 2016  [Show review]

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