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Records of the Australian Women Pilots' Association, circa 1950-2005 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2692198
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Australian Women Pilots' Association
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1950-2005] 
3.43 m. (1 folder) + 2 fol. boxes + 2 elephant folios. 
Summary

MS 1985 chiefly comprises eight scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings collected by the Australian Women Pilots' Association about women fliers, particularly in Australia during the 1950s and 1960s. The collection also includes newspaper cuttings, letters and photographs relating to Jean Batten's visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1970. A photocopy of an article on Pat Toole, and her flying in the Territory of New Guinea, is included. There is also the Charter that records the pilot licence numbers and signatures of foundation members of the Association who were present at the inaugural meeting held at the Royal Aero Club of New South Wales on 16 September, 1950 (1 folder, 1 fol. box, 1 elephant folio).

The Acc10.058 instalment comprises a comprehensive scrapbook containing biographical notes, photographs and newspaper cuttings relating to various women pilots from the mid-1920s to the mid-1980s (1 elephant folio).

The Acc12.151 instalment comprises a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings titled "Australian Women Pilots' Association- Book 8, 1965-1980" (1 fol. box).

Biography/History

The Australian Women Pilots' Association (AWPA) is a voluntary organisation which was started in September 1950 by a group of 35 women pilots, with the aim of assisting women to achieve their goals in aviation. The Association's mission is to foster closer relationships and unity among women pilots, to assist women to undertake flying in Australia and elsewhere, to develop public interest in aviation, especially among women, and generally to assist in the development of aviation. It offers awards and scholarships annually to both women and men, members and non-members. Membership is available to fully qualified pilots, but also to juniors, students and adults who have an interest in aviation. There is a national committee and branches in each state and territory.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 1985, MS Acc10.058, MS Acc12.151.

Photocopies of the Charter available for reference.

Related Material Australian Women Pilots' Association; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC/14238/1-283 LOC Album 399. 
Reproduction In part, photocopies. [S.l.] 
Subjects Batten, Jean, 1909-1982.  |  Toole, Pat (Patricia)  |  Australian Women Pilots' Association -- Archives.  |  Women -- Australia -- Societies and clubs -- Archives.  |  Women in aeronautics -- Australia.  |  Women air pilots -- Australia.  |  Aeronautics -- Australia.  |  Aeronautics -- Flights.  |  Aeronautics -- Australia -- Flights.
Occupation Aircraft pilots.
Terms of Use Copying of the Australian Women Pilots' Association's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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