A Flying Life: John Duigan and the First Australian Aeroplane

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Museum Victoria, 2010 - Aeronautics - 170 pages
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The flying career of John Robertson Duigan spanned just a decade from 1908 to 1918. 100 years ago he built and successfully flew the first aeroplane made in Australia using only photographs, journal articles and an unreliable textbook as his guides. He was the first Australian to fly a powered Australian-made aeroplane in Australia. The full story of John Duigan and his flying career has now been published for the first time.

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One of the great forgotten names of Australian Aviation, A good insight into an Engineer and a WW1 officer on the western front.

Contents

A Postcard from Britain
15
Flying Starts
33
Controlled Flight
47
Britain Brooklands
65
Melbourne
81
Training for War
97
Above the Battlefield
111
Back to Business
147
Index
161
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