• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH000452

Papers of Lady Helen Blackburn, 1944-1990 [manuscript]

  • 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.

  • Quantity 3 boxes 0.42 m
  • Access Available for reference. Not for loan.

Related entries

  • See also
    • Walton, Nancy Bird (1915 - 2009)
  • Primary
    • Australian Women Pilots' Association (1950 - )
  • Primary Creator
    • Blackburn, Helen Carola (1918 - 2005)