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Horrie Miller aviation photograph collection, 1906 to 1984 [picture]
Bib ID 4458920
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
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Description between 1906 and 1984 
422 photographs : b&w, some col. ; 29.6 x 20.9 cm. and smaller. 
Summary

Collection of photographs includes portraits of Horrie Miller, his family and other aviation personel, his employment with the Sopwith Aviation Company in England and his time with the Australian Flying Corps during World War I in Europe. Also included are photographs relating to the MacRobertson-Miller Aviation Company and its operations in Australia, Qantas The collection also includes photographs of planes, aviation equipment and airfields.

Biography/History

Horatio Clive Miller (30 April 1893 - 27 September 1980) went to England in 1913 after finishing a mechanical apprenticeship to work at the Sopwith Aviation Company factory at Kingston upon Thames. At the outbreak of the First World War, Horrie returned to Australia to enlist in the Australian Flying Corps, and later flew in France. After the war Horrie flew aerobatic displays, joy flights and aerial races. In 1928 MacRobertson-Miller Aviation Company was registered and operated in Western Australia for many years. He was awarded the prestigious Oswald Watt Medal for aviation in 1978, and was appointed OBE. Horrie married Mary Durack in 1938 and they had six children.

Notes

The collection of photographic prints contains 422 images with many having duplicate copies.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-148163665

Subjects Miller, H. C. (Horace Clive), 1893-1980 -- Portraits.  |  Australia. Army. Australian Flying Corps -- Photographs.  |  MacRobertson-Miller Aviation -- Australia -- Photographs.  |  Aeronautics -- Australia -- Photographs.  |  Airplanes -- Great Britain -- Photographs.  |  Airplanes -- Australia -- Photographs.  |  Air pilots -- Australia -- Photographs.  |  Businessmen -- Australia -- Portraits
Other authors/contributors Miller, H. C. (Horace Clive), 1893-1980
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