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Nell Rogers interviewed by Fred Morton for the Fred Morton collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2951782
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Rogers, Nell, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1977 
1 sound tape reel (86 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, half track, mono. ; 7 in. 
Series

Fred Morton collection.

Summary

Reel 6, Side 1. Nell Rogers, former secretary to Charles Ulm and Charles Kingsford-Smith, about Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, Australian aviation pioneer talks about first contact with Kingsford-Smith and Ulm through Atlantic Union Oil Co.; relative merits of Kingsford-Smith and Ulm; trans-Tasman flight; establishment of Australian National Airways and work for it; his view of Ulm as a visionary and dedication to aviation; Ulm's first contact with aeroplanes; trans-Pacific flight - idea conceived independently; Campbell-Jones; Keith Anderson; Sydney Meyer; hard time in America; Captain G. Allan Hancock; Harry Lion and Jim Warner; Australian National Airways - The Depression, the loss of the Southern Cloud, and the contribution of Ulm and Kingsford-Smith; Coffee Royal incident - a newspaper war; Ulm and the Australia to London proposals after liquidation of Australian National Airways; her work for Ulm; Ulm and the Avrock round-world attempt flight; on trans-Tasman flight to New Zealand with Ulm; Ulm's last flight and crash; first official airmails to New Zeland and New Guinea; establishment of Great Pacific Airways Ltd; Ulm's true value not recognised.

Notes

Recording begins on Reel 6, Side 1.

This is part of a collection of interviews concerning the life of Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-215133368

Subjects Ulm, C. T. P. (Charles Thomas Phillippe), 1897-1934.  |  Kingsford-Smith, Charles, 1897-1935.  |  Nell, Rogers -- Interviews.  |  Australian National Airways.  |  Air pilots -- Australia -- Biography  |  Secretaries -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Secretaries.  |  Aviators.
Other authors/contributors Morton, Fred, Interviewer

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