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Papers of Charles Ulm, 1920-1984 (bulk 1920-1936) [manuscript]
Bib ID 4329793
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Ulm, C. T. P. (Charles Thomas Phillippe), 1897-1934
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1920-1984] 
0.15 m. (1 box) 
Summary

MS 10064 comprises various papers including "Freedom of Airport", New Plymouth Airport Board presented to Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith and Charles T.P. Ulm; envelope addressed to Ulm via "first official air mail - Australia to New Zealand" (customs stamps and postage stamps); "Prospectus of Australian National Airways Limited"; press cuttings and leaflets; "Official programme - Aerial Derby Meeting", 1920; various single pieces of correspondence from John Ulm, 1984, Ross Smith, 1919, and W. Kingsford Smith, 1935-1936 (1 box).

Biography/History

Charles Ulm was a pioneer Australian aviator. He is best known for his partnership with Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, and was Kingsford-Smith's co-pilot on many of his famous flights, including the 1928 first crossing of the Pacific. Ulm brought his entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen to the partnership, acquiring the funding necessary for the journey. Ulm was also Kingsford-Smith's partner in the establishment of Australian National Airways, which subsequently failed. He bought one of the airline's Avro 618 X aircraft in which he went on to set the speed record for the trip from England to Australia. Ulm also undertook several trans-Tasman flights. Ulm died at sea in 1934 when his plane, the Stella Australis, went down in the Pacific Ocean.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 10064.

Associated materials: Papers of Charles and John Ulm, 1803-2012 MS 9923.

Related Material Charles Ulm national aviation collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC/8392. 
Subjects Ulm, C. T. P. - (Charles Thomas Phillippe), - 1897-1934 - Archives.  |  Australian National Airways - Archives.  |  Air pilots - Australia - Archives.  |  Aeronautics - Australia - Flights.
Time Coverage 1920-1984 
Occupation Aviators.
Other authors/contributors Ulm, John, 1921-  |  Smith, Ross Macpherson, Sir, 1892-1922  |  Kingsford Smith, Wilfrid

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