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The Resource Taking flight : Lores Bonney's extraordinary flying career, Kristen Alexander

Taking flight : Lores Bonney's extraordinary flying career, Kristen Alexander

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Taking flight : Lores Bonney's extraordinary flying career
Title
Taking flight
Title remainder
Lores Bonney's extraordinary flying career
Statement of responsibility
Kristen Alexander
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From her first taste of the air when she joined Bert Hinkler in the cockpit for a joy ride in 1928, Lores Bonney was hooked. With her aviation licence and the support of her husband, she took to the Australian and international skies and braved the challenge of long-distance flying. In 1931 Lores broke the Australian record for the longest one-day flight by a woman; the following year she became the first woman to circumnavigate mainland Australia by air. Australia wasn't enough for Lores so she was in the air again in 1933 in a bid to become the first woman to fly from Australia to England. Four years later she undertook her last long distance expedition, the first solo flight from Australia to Cape Town, South Africa. Drawing on diary extracts, published recollections, interviews, documents and newspaper accounts now found in the National Library's collection, Taking Flight celebrates this audacious pilot's aerial accomplishments
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Kristen
Dewey number
629.13
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bonney, Lores
  • Air pilots
  • Women air pilots
Label
Taking flight : Lores Bonney's extraordinary flying career, Kristen Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
National Library's N copy is signed by author.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054976977
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780642278869
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)912513380
Label
Taking flight : Lores Bonney's extraordinary flying career, Kristen Alexander
Publication
Copyright
Note
National Library's N copy is signed by author.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054976977
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780642278869
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)912513380

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