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Papers of Blackburn, Helen, Lady, 1918-

Title
Papers of Blackburn, Helen, Lady, 1918-
Repository
National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
Reference
MS 9146
Date Range
1944 - 1990
Description

Papers and records documenting Blackburn's career as a pilot and her involvement with the Australian Women Pilot's Association and The Ninety-nines Inc. The collection contains correspondence from other women pilots including Maie Casey, Nancy Bird Walton and Christine Davey. Also held are Blackburn's pilot licences, pilot log books (1944-1979) and descriptions of several memorable flights. These include the Newcastle Aero Club pageant (1949), the Ansett Air Race from Brisbane to Adelaide (1964) and a flight to Western Australia with her brother, Geoffrey Dutton, as part of the research for his book, The Hero as Murderer (1964). The collection includes many articles written by Blackburn. Some were published in the Australian Women Pilot's Association newsletters, which Blackburn also edited from 1960-62. Also held is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings (1960-61) and photographs from c.1949-77.

Formats
Correspondence, Press cuttings and Printed material
Quantity
0.42 m
Access
Available for reference. Not for loan.

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