Book - A Flying Life - John Duigan and the first Australian aeroplane
From the Collection of Ringwood and District Historical Society 125 Warrandyte Road Ringwood VIC
- Story of John Robertson Duigan and his flying creer, from his early years as a Melbourne school boy to his heroic activities as a pilot on the Western Front in World War One. He was the first Australian to fly a powered Australian-made aeroplane in Australia.
- 17cm x 24cm - 170 pages
- Museum Victoria (Maker), David Crotty (Maker)
- About the author: Born in Melbourne, David Crotty has worked in museums since 1984. He has a long-standing interest in aviation history and has worked as a curator with the Australian War Memorial and the RAAF Museum. He is currently (2010) a curator in the History and Technology Department of Museum Victoria.
- Front cover: Top - Duigan's aeroplane in flight, Spring Plains Station, Mia Mia, Victoria, in 1911. Below - John Duigan at the controls of his aircraft at Spring Plains Station, Mia Mia, Victoria, in 1911.
- 6 Dec 2019 at 6:14PM