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Papers, 1918-1985 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1025622
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Thompson, Freda, 1906-1980
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1918-185 
56 cm. (4 boxes) + 2 folio boxes. 
Summary

The papers contain diaries, log books, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, citations, certificates, invitations, air schedules, aircraft manuals, pilot's certificates and licences, passports, aircraft account cards, flight maps, radio scripts and other papers, medals, a slide rule, and a photograph of Thompson beside her aircraft.

Biography/History

Aviatrix. First Australian woman to fly solo from England to Australia, 1934. Founding member of Royal Victorian Aero Club and Australian Women Pilots' Association. Awarded OBE in 1972.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 7936.

Related Material Associated materials: Sperry gyro horizon indicator used by Freda Thompson and original portrait sketch of Thompson by Pixie O'Haris, dated 1934 are held in National Library of Australia Pictorial Collection. 
Index/Finding Aid Note List available (8 p.). 
Subjects Thompson, Freda, - 1906-1980 - Archives.  |  Air pilots - Australia - Archives.  |  Women air pilots - Australia - Archives.
Time Coverage 1925-1971 
Occupation Aviators.

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