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Title
Arthur C. Butler - Records
Repository
National Library of Australia Oral History Collection
Reference
TRC 121/33
Date Range
1972
Description

Oral history interview with Mel Pratt, 1 tape reel and 48 page transcript. Mr Butler describes his schooldays in Sydney and Lithgow in the early 20th century; his childhood attempt to build a rocket to fly to Venus; collecting static electricity; Percy Moodie and his V-86; building an aircraft; the Australian Aircraft and Engineering Company; Avro 504Ks for the Commonwealth government; air routes; interstate air mail service; joyrides at Hay; accidents; Butler Air Transport; expansion after the war; suggested TAA takeover; rumour of ANA takeover; Ansett; the Ambassador and Viscount aeroplanes; charters with ANA and TAA; attempted takeover by ANA; Professor Bland; employee shareholders and Ansett; record of service; Mr Anthony; Mr Drakeford; Mr Chifley; Major Murray-Jones; Arthur Baird; John Stubbs; Frank Neale; De Garis; Ronnie Adair; Harry Broadsmith; George Boehm; H.T. Hammond; Peggy Kelman; Stanley and Norman Brodie; Dr Bowen; DME; Richard Woolley; Tom Leach; list of instructors, aviators, executives and pilots known during his career.

Formats
Audio
Quantity
1 tape reel
Access
Open access

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