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Special Aviation Item – Amy Johnson Commemorative – Queenslander Pictorial – June 1930

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A special Queensland Pictorial published 5th June 1930 a photographic commemorative of the great Amy Johnson solo flight from England to Brisbane arriving Brisbane six days earlier. Large format, 16 pages of which 7 pages are devoted to Amy Johnson and a further 2 to contemporary aviators. Foxed and a one inch tear at the inner fold … excuse it for its rarity and special content.

In 1928 Burt Hinkler from Bundaberg was the first man to fly solo from England to Australia. Charles Kingsford Smith later that year completed the first trans-Pacific flight.

Amy Johnson had only one year’s flying experience when she set off in her green Gypsy Moth. She hoped to beat Hinkler’s 15 day record but was thwarted by trouble in Burma and Thailand where she had dodgy landings. She arrived in Australia first at Darwin on 24th May 1930 nineteen days after leaving London. To reach Brisbane she stoped at Cloncurry, Longreach, Quilpie, Charleville and Toowoomba. On the 29th May tens of thousands waited at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm for her arrival. Unfortunately she overshot hit a fence and crash landed.

Despite the ungraceful ending she was feted as a heroine in Brisbane with civic receptions and massive crowds everywhere she went.

Amy Johnson went on to do other aviation firsts but was sadly killed ferrying an RAF training plane in 1941.

A special item of aviation and Queensland ephemera

Price: $120.00

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