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Papers of Nancy Bird Walton, [1933?]-2005 [manuscript]

Papers of Nancy Bird Walton, [1933?]-2005 [manuscript]
National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
MS 3862
Date Range
1933? - 2005
Walton, Nancy Bird (1915 - 2009)

Chiefly comprises photographs and memorabilia relating to Walton's aviation career. The collection includes a photograph and ticket of the First ladies flying tour in Australia (1934?). A manuscript of an unpublished book (1958) on the World Tour and Air Race, a photocopy of a detailed letter about Richard Allen and 4 aviation photos. Also included are reprints of portrait photographs of Nancy Bird Walton (originals taken 1935-1990), two commemorative stamp sets entitled 'Centenary of Wright Brothers…1903-2003', letter from Australian-born astronaut Andrew Thomas, portrait photograph of NBW specially printed for her 90th birthday, together with short typed speech by NBW (December 2005). Also includes an autographed copy (by NBW and Andy Thomas) of Bird's autobiography My God! It's a woman (Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins, 2002), together with a framed NASA certificate authenticating its spaceflight aboard the shuttle Discovery (26 July - 8 August 2005).

0.46 m
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