Australian Aviators - An Illustrated History - secondhand

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By Brian Caroll.  Published in 1980.  170 pages.

Hardcover, ex library, in very good condition.

This is the story of the hazards and tribulations that our early fliers overcame and how aviation empire-builders later capitalized on these hardy efforts.

It tells of Dr William Bland, a Sydney surgeon and politician, who proposed, as early as 1851, a solution to the problem of the nation's isolation with his 'atmotic' ship - a remarkable precursor of the airships of this century.  Pioneer Lawrence Hargrave unlocked one of the basic secrets of powered flight - the fact that a curved surface offers more lift that a flat one.  His discovery may have influenced the discovery may have influenced the Wright brothers in the US who first flew a powered, heavier-than-air machine.  This book also tells of the adventures of Australia's World War One fliers and the founding of the RAAF.

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