Acquisitions

Kevin M. O'Reilly. Flyers of Time: Pioneer Aviation in Country Victoria: The First Fifty Years, a Collection. Dingley Village: Kevin M. O'Reilly, 2012. Mainly a compendium of newspaper articles relating to Victorian aviation outside Melbourne, covering the period 1911-1960. Also lots of contemporary photographs of aeroplanes from various sources, a selection of aviation ephemera such as promotional materials and air show programmes. While many, if not all, of the newspaper articles can be found in Trove, it's useful to see them all arrayed together like this, as a kind of regional index to airmindedness. The mystery aeroplanes of 1918 get a mention, in the form of an article about the Casterton and Byaduk sightings, along with an interesting letter recounting a Yarram local's memories of the aircraft and men briefly based there to search for raiders.

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