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Nancy Bird Walton interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1483278
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1977 Sept. 20 
2 sound tape reels (ca. 86 min.) 
Series

Hazel de Berg collection ; DeB 1019-1020.

Summary

Walton speaks of beginning of her flying career at the age of 17; of meeting Sir Charles Kingsford Smith; she describes the training available for pilots in the 1930's; earning a living flying her Gypsy Moth; selling her plane and going to Europe as a guest of K.L.M.; she speaks of women in aviation. Walton recalls her childhood and family life during the Depression; she speaks of the Air Ambulance service which she helped establish.

Notes

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-220871462

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (31 p.) and timed summary (7 p.) 
Subjects Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009 -- Interviews.  |  Women air pilots -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors De Berg, Hazel, 1913-1984, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 1/1019-1020
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ORAL TRC 1/1019-1020 (transcript)
Copy: Transcript
Special Collections Reading Room
ORAL TRC 1/1019-1020 (summary)
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