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Scotty Allan map collection
Bib ID 7466499
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline [cartographic image, sheet]
Author
Allan, Scotty (George Urquhart), 1900-1996
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Scale Scales differ. 
Description 1923-approximately 1942 
49 maps : some colour + 1 folio box, 1 roll box. 
Series

Scotty Allan map collection.

Biography/History

George "Scotty" Allan was an air pilot and engineer, who later became Deputy General Manager of Qantas. Born in Scotland in 1900, Allan commenced pilot training with the Royal Air Force in 1917, serving on the Western Front. He continued his flying career in Australia, working for Australian National Airways, 1929-1931 and Qantas, 1934-1961, breaking to serve with the RAAF during the Second World War. Allan flew with Charles Ulm and P.G. Taylor in the record-breaking "Faith in Australia" flight from England to Australia in 1933.

Notes

Maps collected by Scotty Allan mostly for flight navigation. The collection includes aeronautical strip maps of Britain and Europe, topographic maps of Australia, and hydrographic and aeronautical charts of North America and the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Also includes a small number of manuscript maps of aerodromes. Maps relating to the "Faith in Australia" flight in 1933 include Allan's hand annotations of the route.

Title supplied by cataloguer.

Collection published in various places by various publishers.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-559684045

Related Material Related material: Papers of Scotty Allan, 1905-1993; Located at; National Library of Australia Manuscript collection, MS 4911.  Photographs from the Allan Papers are held in; National Library of Australia Pictures collection.  Related material: George (Scotty) Allan interviewed by Dr Amy McGrath; Located at; National Library of Australia in the Oral History collection, ORAL TRC 771. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in Special Collections Reading Room and online.  Finding Aid reference no.: MFC 1. 
Subjects Allan, Scotty (George Urquhart), 1900-1996 -- Map collections.  |  Allan, Scotty (George Urquhart), 1900-1996 -- Travel -- Maps.  |  Faith in Australia (Airplane) -- Maps.  |  Qantas Airways.  |  Australian National Airways.  |  Air pilots -- Australia -- Maps.  |  Aeronautical charts -- Great Britain.  |  Aeronautical charts -- Europe.  |  Aeronautical charts -- North America.  |  Strip maps -- Great Britain.  |  Strip maps -- Europe.  |  Nautical charts -- North America.  |  Nautical charts -- Pacific Ocean.  |  Nautical charts -- Atlantic Ocean.  |  Airports -- Southeast Asia -- Maps.  |  Airports -- Europe -- Maps.  |  Airports -- Great Britain -- Maps.  |  Transpacific flights -- Maps.  |  Australia -- Maps.  |  Europe -- Maps.  |  Great Britain -- Maps.  |  North America -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1923-1942 
Form/genre Aeronautical charts.  |  Nautical charts.  |  Topographic maps.  |  Manuscript maps.

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