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The Resource A man among mavericks : Lester Brain : Australia's greatest aviator, Neil Cadigan ; read by David Baldwin, (sound recording)

A man among mavericks : Lester Brain : Australia's greatest aviator, Neil Cadigan ; read by David Baldwin, (sound recording)

Label
A man among mavericks : Lester Brain : Australia's greatest aviator
Title
A man among mavericks
Title remainder
Lester Brain : Australia's greatest aviator
Statement of responsibility
Neil Cadigan ; read by David Baldwin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Lester Brain was a true pioneer of Australia's aviation history. Grabbing a long-forgotten transcript of an interview with Lester, Neil Cadigan set off on a journey following the path of Lester Brain, traversing the unpredictable terrain of Australia, visiting places like Broome, Alice Springs, Camooweal, Cloncurry, Brisbane and Longreach. He discovered a man whose amazing flying adventures read like a boys own annual. From prospecting for gold reefs in the Tanami Desert to rescuing the hapless aviators Keith Anderson and Robert Hitchock whose aircraft, the Kookaburra, went missing while searching for Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm. In 1929 he was rated the best aviator in Australia, taught many of the country's greatest achieving pilots, rescued survivors during a Japanese attack on Broome during World War II, took the controls for inaugural mail and flying-boat services for Qantas, and contributed more towards the world renowned safety record of Qantas in its formative three decades than any other aviator."--Provided by publisher
Accompanying matter
other
Cataloging source
VMOR
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Cadigan, Neil
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
PerformerNote
Read by David Baldwin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Baldwin, David
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  • Brain, Lester
  • Qantas Airways
  • Talking books
  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots
Target audience
adult
Label
A man among mavericks : Lester Brain : Australia's greatest aviator, Neil Cadigan ; read by David Baldwin, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged Australian audio
Control code
000045433415
Dimensions
4 3/4 in., in container 17 cm.
Extent
5 sound discs (CDs) (ca. 6.5 hr.)
Isbn
9781742124216
Isbn Type
(CDs)
Other physical details
digital
System control number
(OCoLC)588104550
Label
A man among mavericks : Lester Brain : Australia's greatest aviator, Neil Cadigan ; read by David Baldwin, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged Australian audio
Control code
000045433415
Dimensions
4 3/4 in., in container 17 cm.
Extent
5 sound discs (CDs) (ca. 6.5 hr.)
Isbn
9781742124216
Isbn Type
(CDs)
Other physical details
digital
System control number
(OCoLC)588104550

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