A Flying Life

John Duigan and the first Australian aeroplane
by David Crotty
$19.95

Publisher: Museum Victoria

Publication Date: July 01, 2010

ISBN: 9780980619034

Binding: Paperback

Availability: 7-14 Days

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The flying career of John Robertson Duigan spanned just a decade from 1908 to 1918. 100 years ago he built and successfully flew the first aeroplane made in Australia using only photographs, journal articles and an unreliable textbook as his guides. He was the first Australian to fly a powered Australian-made aeroplane in Australia. The full story of John Duigan and his flying career has now been published for the first time.

An article about the flying career of John Duigan is featured here in The Age