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Papers of Lady Helen Blackburn, 1944-1990 [manuscript]
Bib ID 158348
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Blackburn, Helen, Lady, 1918-2005
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1944-1990 
42 cm. (3 boxes) 
Summary

Papers and records documenting Blackburn's career as a pilot and her involvement with the Australian Women Pilot's Association and The Ninety-nines Inc. The collection contains correspondence from other women pilots including Maie Casey, Nancy Bird Walton and Christine Davey. Also held are Blackburn's pilot licences, pilot log books (1944-1979) and descriptions of several memorable flights. These include the Newcastle Aero Club pageant (1949), the Ansett Air Race from Brisbane to Adelaide (1964) and a flight to Western Australia with her brother, Geoffrey Dutton, as part of the research for his book, The Hero as Wanderer (1964). The collection includes many articles written by Blackburn. Some were published in the Australian Women Pilot's Association newsletters, which Blackburn also edited from 1960-62. Also held is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings (1960-61) and photographs from c.1949-77.

Biography/History

Pilot, whose career has been recorded in the Australian women pilot's book at Stockman's Hall of Fame. Wife of Sir Richard Blackburn (1918-1987), former Chief Justice of the ACT Supreme Court and Chancellor of the Australian National University.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 9146.

Subjects Blackburn, Helen, - Lady, - 1918-2005 - Archives.  |  Australian Women Pilots' Association.  |  Ninety-Nines (Organization)  |  Women air pilots - Australia - Archives.  |  Air pilots - Australia - Archives.  |  Aeronautics - Australia - Flights.
Time Coverage 1944-1990 
Occupation Aircraft pilots

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