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18890
  • Title
    The Royal Aero Club of New South Wales records, ca. 1909-1994
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8802
    R 2013
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1909-1994
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    18890
  • Physical Description
    4.15 metres of textual and graphic material (26 boxes)
    1 object - 8 cm. diameter or smaller - Metal and bakelite altimeter clock
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    The origin of the Royal Federation of Aero Clubs of Australia dates back to the 28th October 1914, when a group of young officers of the newly formed Australian Flying Corps met at Point Cook, Victoria, and decided that an Australian Aero Club should be formed to advance the cause of aviation and be affiliated to the Royal Aero Club in London. The outbreak of the First World War delayed further development until 1919, when individual sections of the Australian Aero Club were formed, including The Royal Aero Club of New South Wales.

    Reference:
    http://www.rfaca.com.au/ (accessed 30/11/2012)

    For an article on the altimeter clock from the wreckage of Southern Cross Junior, see: Colin Warner "Vintage flight", SL magazine, Spring 2013, pp. 20-21
  • Scope and Content
    The Royal Aero Club of N.S.W. records ca. 1909-ca. 1994

    BOX 1
    The Royal Aero Club of NSW General Committee Minute Book, 8th December, 1955 to 9th July, 1959, The Royal Aero Club of NSW General Committee Minute Book, 13th February 1957 to 1st July 1965

    BOX 2
    The Royal Aero Club of NSW General Committee Minute Book, 29th July 1965 to 7th December 1972

    BOX 3
    The Royal Aero Club of NSW General Committee Minute Book, 7th December 1972 to 22nd June 1976, Bound volume of ‘Flying: The Official Journal of the Aero Club of New South Wales’, November 1st, 1929 to April 1st, 1931

    BOX 4
    Folders labeled: The Royal Aero Club of NSW training manual, 1966, The Royal Aero Club of NSW Life Membership file, Members correspondence ca. 1974 – ca. 1975, General Information ca. 1983, Auditor, ca. 1974, Income and Expenditure reports, ca. 1982 – ca. 1984, Kerr – McNeall, ca. 1974, F. James – H. Kerr, ca. 1977, New Members Night, 1983, Annual Sub Committee Dinner, 1983. The Royal Aero Club of NSW articles

    BOX 5
    Folders labeled: Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1956-1961, Quotation - Cool Room, Financial Reports. Ca. 1984, Registered Clubs Association, Corrected minutes, 1974, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Koalapak – Japanese Pilots, Membership payment sheets, 1988, A.G.M. working papers, 1977, Bankstown Basketball Association, Re. Francis James & Harold Kerr, 1974, Correspondence sent to members, ca. 1987, Club House Kitchen, 1978, New Club House plans, ca. 1979

    BOX 6
    Folders labeled: Department of Civil Aviation records, 1943-1950, Proof of Ownership at Bankstown Aerodrome and Mascot, 1921-1947, A.G.M. working papers, 1979, Special General Meeting, 1982 The Royal Aero Club of NSW Flight Hut, 1974, Ansett general, Insurance, Safari Air Transport, I&E report proforma

    BOX 7
    The Royal Federation of Aero Clubs of Australia printed material, ca. 1964-ca. 1976, Notes on letters The Royal Aero Club of NSW, Federation Conference, 1967-1968, packet of early The Royal Aero Club of NSW ephemera and memorabilia ca. 1928- ca. 1952

    BOX 8
    Folders labeled: Clubhouse fire damage, ca. 1965, The Royal Aero Club of NSW historical correspondence and articles ca. 1966-ca. 1976, Extraordinary General Meeting, 1936, scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings related to aviation in Australia, ca. 1929-ca. 1931

    BOX 9
    Folders labeled: Historical file, Flying training fund, H.D. Arnott letters, various issues of ‘Wings’ journal, ca. 1942-ca. 1944

    BOX 10
    Various issues of printed aviation journals, ca. 1930- ca. 1988, historical documents, photographs and memorabilia related to The Royal Aero Club of NSW, ca. 1909-ca. 1929, issues of ‘Flying in NSW’ journal, 1937-1940

    BOX 11
    Historical documents, photographs and memorabilia related to The Royal Aero Club of NSW, ca. 1909-ca. 1929, The Royal Aero Club of NSW newsletter, ca. 1935-ca. 1977, copies of correspondence between Jean Batten and Charles Ulm, Mrs M.M. Bryant papers, first woman to become a licensed pilot in Australia, ca. 1927

    BOX 12
    Various issues of The Royal Aero Club of NSW ‘Flying’ magazine, 1953-1954, Folders labeled: Service letters, C.F.I. reports, 1981-1984, A.G.M. Working papers, 1981-1983, Group and Payroll Tax returns, ca. 1976

    BOX 13
    Folders labeled: Department of Transport – General, Aristocrat Poker Machines, Autogyro, Bankstown Emergency Procedures, Special General Meeting, 1978, Accidents and Incidents, Morrison and Partners Architects, Personal correspondence – L. Macpherson, newsletter items, Questionnaire, 1972, Agenda Committee Meetings, 1976-1979

    BOX 14
    Historical documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, aviation journals and memorabilia related to The Royal Aero Club of NSW, ca. 1937-ca. 1965. Folders labeled: Francis James & Harold Kerr, ca. 1974, Committee, 1977, H. D. Arnott, 1950-1959, National Flying Training Fund, 1938, Air League of British Empire

    BOX 15
    Folders labeled: Aero Club Journal, newsletter material, December 1990 Summer newsletter, Members, 1987, Legal Liability Insurance, Letters, 1991, Department of Civil Aviation correspondence, 1949, Articles of Association, Leases, 1972-1983, Copy of Blue Book Poker Machine Control

    BOX 16
    Folders labeled: Hangar and Club house, 1961-1968, Presidents and Vice Presidents, 1926-1973, Historical information for newsletter and past issues, ca. 1990

    BOX 17
    Folders labeled: Friends of the Aero Club Reunion Luncheon, 1991, Around Australia Aviators 1930 Club members, Keating letter, 1990, The Royal Aero Club of NSW printed material

    BOX 18
    Folders labeled: General Committee Meeting, 1967, Australian Aviation Historical Society Journal, 1969-1976

    BOX 19
    Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association of Australia monthly magazine, July 1964-December 1967, Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association of Australia monthly magazine, 1968-1969

    BOX 20
    Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association of Australia monthly magazine, 1970-1971, Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association of Australia monthly magazine, 1972

    BOX 21
    The Royal Aero Club of NSW committee meeting reports and agenda, 1965-1967

    BOX 22
    The Royal Aero Club of NSW House Sub-committee meeting minute book, ca. 1961-ca. 1978, The Royal Aero Club of NSW Tours and Contests committee meeting minute book, ca. 1969-ca. 1983, The Royal Aero Club of NSW Finance sub-committee meeting minute book, ca. 1967-ca. 1982

    BOX 23
    The Royal Aero Club of NSW approved manual, 1966, Members attending Annual General Meeting, 1971 and 1974, The Royal Aero Club of NSW House Sub-committee meeting minute book, 1978-1982, The Royal Aero Club of NSW Planning Sub-committee minute book, 1979-1980, The Royal Aero Club of NSW Competition Sub-committee, 1980-1983

    BOX 24
    Australian Aero Club N.S.W. Section Visitor’s Book, 1927-1974, The Royal Aero Club of NSW large format black and white photographs, ca. 1920-ca. 1969

    BOX 25
    The Royal Aero Club of NSW miscellaneous correspondence and reports and ephemera in large lever arch folder, ca. 1990-ca. 1994

    BOX 26
    The Royal Aero Club of NSW miscellaneous correspondence and reports and ephemera in large lever arch folder, ca. 1990-ca. 1994

    R 2013
    Altimeter clock made by Pioneer Instrument Company, Brooklyn, New York, retrieved from the wreckage of the 'Southern Cross Junior' plane which crashed at Mascot Aerodrome on the 12th April, 1931. Inscribed in pencil on rear casing, 'Southern [Cross?] Junior [crashed?] @ Mascot 5.30 pm 12/4/31 Killing Pilot - Mr L Palmer [owner?] / Mr A E James Wing collapsed in air'
  • Source
    Presented by Ray Le Sueur in 1994
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian - Applies to R 2013
    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve. - Applies to MLMSS 8802
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright -- This collection has multiple rights owners
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
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    Information upgraded as part of the Manuscripts Unprocessed eRecords Project 2012-2013
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