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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
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When Made
Made By
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.
Inscriptions & Markings
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.
Last updated
6 Dec 2019 at 6:14PM