Walton, Nancy-Bird (1915-2009)

Also known as
Bird, Nancy (1915-2009)
Bird, Nancy Walton (1915-2009)
Bird Walton, Nancy (1915-2009)
Walton, Charles, (Mrs) (1915-2009)
Walton, Charles (1915-2009)
Walton, Nancy Bird, (AO, OBE, OSJ) (1915-2009)
Walton Bird, Nancy (1915-2009)
Field of activity
Pilot; Aviator
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an36552542
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-634679

Biographies

Nancy Bird Walton was Australia's youngest female pilot.She was awarded imperial honours for her work with the Far West Children's Health Scheme.

Nancy Bird Walton was born in Sydney in 1915. In 1933, at the age of 17, she became the youngest Australian woman to gain a pilot's licence. One year later she obtained her commercial licence.

In 1937-1938 Walton operated a charter service in Queensland followed by a two year world tour studying civil aviation. In 1950 she founded the Australian Women's Pilots' Association. She won the Ladies Trophy in the South Australian Centenary Air Race from Brisbane to Adelaide in 1936 and came fifth in the All Women's Transcontinental Air Race, America, in 1958.

Walton was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) in 11 June 1966 for her work as pilot to the Far West Children's Health Scheme. She was also appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia on 26 January 1990 for 'service to aviation, particularly the participation of women in aviation'.

View the full record at Australian Women's Register

The title of Nancy-Bird Walton's autobiography was pretty much the story of her early life, My God, It's A Woman! The title was the response of one grazier, trapped on an outback property, when told that...

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Resources for Nancy Bird Walton

Selected resources (26)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Walton, Nancy Bird
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Nancy Bird-Walton (1915-), Australian Pioneer Aviatrix
    Naughton, Russell
    [1999]
    Published: Monash University
  3. My God! its a woman : the autobiography of Nancy Bird
    Walton, Nancy Bird
    [North Ryde, N.S.W.]
    Published: Angus & Robertson
  4. The Complete Book of Great Australian Women: Thirty-six women who changed the course of Australia
    De Vries, Susanna
    [Sydney]
    Published: HarperCollins
  5. Nancy Bird, born to fly
    Flynn, Randal
    [South Melbourne]
    Published: Macmillan
  6. Nancy Bird [videorecording] : born 1915 : aviatrix
    Hughes, Robin and Heimans, Frank
    [Lindfield, NSW]
    Published: Film Australia
  7. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  8. Who's Who of Australian Women
    Lofthouse, Andrea
    [North Ryde (NSW)]
    Published: Methuen Australia
  9. Papers of Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-
    [0.01 m : 1933? - 1972]
    Series: National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
    Photograph and ticket accompanied by letter of the First ladies flying tour in Australia 1934? People in the photograph (taken at Cootamundra Airport), inscribed on the back. The letter to Mrs Walton explains that the ticket was purchased by Mr Alf Rosser at Junee for a passenger ride during the flying tour. Also includes a manuscript of an unpublished book 1958 on World Tour and Air Race, a photocopy of a detailed letter about Richard Allen and 4 aviation photos.
    MS 3862
  10. Nancy Bird Walton - papers, 1933-1995
    [0.2 m : 1933 - 1995]
    Series: Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
    ca. 1991; Typescript of Nancy Bird Walton's autobiography "My God! it's a woman", with editorial corrections. (Locn No.: MLMSS 6490/1) 1944-1994; Correspondence (photocopies) (Locn No.: MLMSS 6490/1). 1933-1993; Newscuttings and other printed material. Include articles about Nancy Bird Walton, Amy Johnson and Jean Batten, and a booklet "Fifty Years of Australian Air Mails" by H.N. Eustis (1964). (Locn No.: MLMSS 6490/1). 1958-1995; Certificates and awards. Include Honorary Degree of Master of Engineering awarded by the University of Sydney. (Locn No.: MLMSS 6490/1 & MLMSS 6490/2X)
    MLMSS 6490
  11. Nancy Bird Walton - photographs, ca. 1930-1991
    [c. 1930 - 1991]
    Series: Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
    Photographs - 51 silver gelatin photoprints, 5 colour photoprints, 1 35 mm. colour slide, 1 photomechanical print - 24 x 40 cm. or smaller. Photographs chiefly of Nancy Bird Walton, alone or in groups. Also includes views of aeroplanes.
    PXE 787
  12. Nancy Bird Walton - scrapbooks, 1938, ca 1997-2001
    [0.02 m : c. 1997 - 2001]
    Series: Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
    1938, 1997-1999; Scrapbook of newscuttings relating to Nancy's aviation career, the National Trust's Living Treasures list of 1998, promotion of her book, and Nancy's public activities. Includes article on Captain Harry Butler and Peggy Kelman (nee McKillop). 1998-2001; Scrapbook of newscuttings about Nancy's aviation career and her public activities.
    MLMSS 7145
  13. Nancy Bird Walton - further papers
    Series: Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
    MLMSS
  14. Photos, poster, booklet; Walton, Nancy B (Commander, Women's Air Training Corps (WATC))
    [c. 1941 -]
    Series: Australian War Memorial Research Centre
    Photographs of Nancy Bird Walton as Commandant, Women's Air Training Corps, negative of drummer girls of the Aust Women's Flying Club (later WATC), souvenirs of Red Cross Queen competition, 1941.
    3DRL/6169
  15. Walton, Nancy-Bird (Women's Air Training Scheme)
    Series: Australian War Memorial Research Centre
    Photocopy of brief history of the WATC and photographs and some correspondence relating to the WATC. Copy of news article of Nancy Bird Walton. 1938-1981.
    3DRL/7865
  16. The Women's [Australian] Flying Club
    [1940]
    Series: Australian War Memorial Research Centre
    Activities of the Women's Flying Club filmed by Miss Gwen Stark the camp commandant. Weekend camp at St Ives showground. Getting meals and doing chores. Nancy-Bird Walton arrives and inspects the girls. Squadrons marching off to different duties. Squadrons preparing for the parade. Meals prepared and cleaning up after mess. First aid training. Signallers practising Morse Code. Camp at Windsor, NSW. Girls swimming in the Hawkesbury River. March past with Air Commodore De La Pine taking the salute. Drum band. Lady Wakehurst inpects the girls. St Ives, bomb disposal and gas inspectors.
    F04677
  17. Nancy Bird Walton, Margaret Wakehurst and Gwen Stark
    [1940]
    Series: Australian War Memorial Research Centre
    WINDSOR, NSW. 1940. MRS NANCY BIRD-WALTON WITH LADY WAKEHURST, WIFE OF THE GOVERNOR OF NSW, IN FRONT OF SQUADRON LEADER F.C. MACKILLOP AND GWEN STARK ON AN INSPECTION OF AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S FLYING CLUB AND WOMEN'S AIR TRAINING CORPS (WATC) MEMBERS. (DONOR MRS NANCY BIRD-WALTON).
    044624
  18. Ros Bowden - interviews conducted for radio programmes and documentaries, ca.1975 - 1989
    [100 hours : c. 1975 - 1989]
    Series: Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
    Collection comprises - 78 reels and 90 cassettes - 100hrs. Subjects include Aborigines, Australian -- Children -- Northern Territory. Aborigines, Australian -- Missions -- South Australia. Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration. Hiking -- New South Wales. Women -- Employment -- Australia. Women -- Social conditions. Women agricultural laborers -- Australia. Women air pilots, Australian -- 20th century. World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Australia. World War, 1939-1945 -- War work. World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Australia
    Z MLOH 304
  19. Nancy Bird Walton and Gwen Stark
    [1940]
    Series: Australian War Memorial Research Centre
    WINDSOR, NSW.(Possibly) 1940. MISS NANCY BIRD, AVIATRIX (RIGHT), WITH FLIGHT LIEUTENANT MCKILLOP AND GWEN STARK. MISS BIRD WEARS UNIFORM OF THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S FLYING CLUB - FORERUNNER OF THE WOMEN'S AIR TRAINING CORPS (WATC) AND WAAAF.
    044462
  20. Nancy Bird Walton, Margaret Wakehurst and Gwen Stark
    [1940]
    Series: Australian War Memorial Research Centre
    WINDSOR, 1940. LADY WAKEHURST, WIFE OF THE GOVERNOR OF NSW, SQUADRON LEADER F.C. MACKILLOP AND GWEN STARK MAKING AN INSPECTION OF THE WOMEN'S AIR TRAINING CORPS (WATC). (DONOR MRS NANCY BIRD-WALTON).
    044626
  21. Edwards and Shaw (Firm) - further records,1945-1984
    [0.95 m ]
    Series: Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
    Papers of the Sydney printing and publishing firm of Edwards & Shaw.
    MLMSS 3107 ADD-ON 2232
  22. Nancy Bird Walton, Margaret Wakehurst and Gwen Stark
    [1940]
    Series: Australian War Memorial Research Centre
    WINDSOR, NSW. 1940. MISS NANCY BIRD (LEFT), WEARING THE UNIFORM OF THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S FLYING CLUB, WITH SQUADRON LEADER F.C. MACKILLOP, GWEN STARK AND LADY WAKEHURST, WIFE OF THE GOVERNOR OF NSW. (DONOR MRS NANCY BIRD-WALTON).
    044627
  23. Shirley Anderson - papers, 1928-1997
    [0.96 m : 1928 - 1997]
    Series: Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
    MLMSS 6910
  24. Jean Fleming Arnot - personal and professional papers, 1890-1995
    [1890 - 1995]
    Series: Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
    1948-1949; Diaries (3): 8 Apr.-1 Aug. 1948, 2 Aug.-26 Nov. 1948, and 27 Nov. 1948-15 Feb. 1949, concerning study trip of American and British libraries (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/1) 5 Sep.-15 Dec. 1961; Diary mainly concerning trip to IFLA International Conference on Cataloguing Principles, Paris, 9-18 Oct. 1961 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/1) 1963-1994; Pocket appointments' diaries, being one for each year, except two for 1989, and excluding 1983 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/1) 1983-1988; A4 and quarto appointments' diaries (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/2) ca. 1913, 1933-1989; Correspondence, with enclosures including Future Projection for Women at Work, being her paper at the Victorian Employers' Federation Women at Work Conference, Melbourne, 21 July 1969, and copy of Public Aministration, vol. 5 no. 8, Dec. 1945, featuring her article, ' Employment of Women in the Civil Service'. Correspondents include Australian Congress for International Co-operation and Disarmament, Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. Division of New South Wales, Australian Freedom from Hunger Campaign. New South Wales Committee, Ruby W. Board, Business and Professional Women's Club of Sydney, R. F. Doust, Mary Fairfax, Sir Vincent Fairfax, Eileen Furley, Irene Greenwood, Harold Casterton (Harry) Harper, Noel L. Lamidey, Andrea Lofthouse, Norman Mackenzie, National Council of Women of New South Wales, Ted Noffs, Fanny Reading, Bessie Mabel Rischbieth, Jessie Street, Nancy Bird Walton and Margaret Woodhouse (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/3) 1934-1990; 'Letters of Library Interest and Documents', being correspondence, with enclosures including her paper, Cataloguing and Classification of Special and Private Collections, delivered at the Library Association of Australia Conference, Melbourne, 27 Aug. 1975. Correspondents include Henry and Leo Berkelouw, Business and Professional Women's Club of Sydney, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Jim Cleary, Gerald Fischer, Harold Casterton (Harry) Harper, Eleanor M. Hinder, W. H. Ifould, Phyllis Mander-Jones, John Andrew Osborn, Barrett Reid, G. D. Richardson and the State Library of New South Wales (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/3) 1948-1949; Letters received from her mother, Jane Arnot, Alison McPherson and a nephew. See also letters from Jean Arnot to family and friends, 1948-1949, 1961, at ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/15 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/3) 1959-1992; Postcards received and drafts not sent (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, AAD ON 2070/3) 1961-1975; 'Vice Regal & Official Christmas Cards' (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/3) 1964-1965; Correspondence concerning her nomination for MBE and congratulatory letters received (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/3) 1965-1991; References and testimonials for others (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/3) 1916-1969; Papers concerning her secondary education and employment with the Public Library of New South Wales (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/4) 1933-1994; Papers mainly concerning friends, colleagues and interests, including letters received, newscuttings and obituaries. Correspondents and/or subjects include James Allison, Zoe Emma Bertles, Freda Milicent Bryant, Flo Cluff, Alison Crook, Sir Vincent Fairfax, Film Australia, L. F. Fitzhardinge, Muriel A. Heagney, Theodora Hobbs, Millie Hoy, Marie V. Hurley, W. H. Ifould, Jessie Street Women's Library, Beatrice Anne Stewart Instone, Bee Miles, Museum of Australian Childhood, Molly Newman, Wilma Radford, Barrett Reid, Edith Alice Sims, Jocelynne A. Scutt, H. L. White and Margaret Woodhouse (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/4) 1948-1949; Papers concerning overseas study trip. Includes correspondence with the British Council and the Carnegie Corporation of New York; professional itinerary and copies of her report, Visit to Libraries in Britain and America 1948-9; theatre programs; and menus from the ship, RMS Queen Elizabeth (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/4) 1959-1961; Papers mainly concerning the International Federation of Library Associations' International Conference on Cataloguing Principles, Paris, 9-18 Oct. 1961 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/4) 1961-1962; Papers concerning 'Committee on Cataloguing Paris Conference - LAA File' (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/4) 1961-1967; Papers concerning Cataloguing Code Revision, including Australian working papers on 1961 IFLA Conference agenda items (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/4) 1962, 1972-1995; Papers concerning the Nita B. Kibble Literary Award and the Nita May Dobbie Award (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/4) 1962-1965, 1981-1993; Papers concerning her entries submitted to the Australian Dictionary of Biography, being the Reverend John McGarvie (1795-1853), W. H. Ifould (1877-1969), Nita Bernice Kibble (1879-1962) and Margaret MacPherson (1875-1956) (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/5) 1968; Papers concerning her retirement from the Public Library of New South Wales on 19 Apr. 1968, including testimonial under seal issued by the Library Trustees; letter received from G. D. Richardson, Principal Librarian, 26 Apr. 1968; farewell cards, invitations and tributes from outside the Library; letter received from Mollie Thomson, co-host of the afternoon tea party held in Jean Arnot's honour; and papers concerning universal party organised by Wilma Radford at the University of NSW, 27 Apr. 1968, with letters of appreciation received (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/5) 1968-1971; Papers concerning her indexing the reprint volumes of The Sydney Gazette 1810-1811 for the Library of NSW, including correspondence with Frank Dunn, Dixson Librarian (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/5) 1968-1992; Papers mainly concerning her oral history interview by Anne Robertson for the State Library of New South Wales' sesquicentenary and the Library's acquisition of her papers. Includes her notebook compiled for the interview with details of her career and campaign for equal pay. (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/5) 1969-1991; Papers concerning her cataloguing of the Library of Camden Park, Menangle, N.S.W., including correspondence with the owners, Quentin and Antonia Macarthur Stanham, 1969-1971 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/5) 1980-1992; Papers mainly concerning the State Library of New South Wales and its Library Society and the Australian Library and Information Association, including correspondence, newscuttings and invitations (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/5) 1987; Papers concerning the Library Association of Australia's 50th anniversary celebrations, Canberra, 2-4 Sep. 1987, including her talk on her first visit to Canberra for the launching of the Australian Institute of Librarians, 1937 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/5) 1993-1995; Papers concerning luncheons in honour of her 90th birthday, celebrated chiefly at Parliament House, Sydney, 19 Apr. 1993. Includes presentation album with letters received from, among others, Alison Crook, State Librarian; Jean M. Elliston, President, National Council of Women of N.S.W. Inc.; Premier John Fahey; Warren Horton, Director-General, National Library of Australia; Prime Minister Paul Keating; Kaye Loder, Convenor, National Women's Consultative Committee; Di Manning, President, Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women; and G. D. Richardson; with a copy of Congratulations Miss Arnot (State Library of NSW Press, 1993), being augmented reprint of her 1946 ABC broadcast, Should Both Sexes Receive Equal Pay for Equal Work ? (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/6) 1994; Papers concerning Jocelynne A. Scutt's book, Taking a Stand - Women in Politics and Society (Artemus Publishing Pty Ltd, 1994), including letters received from Jocelynne A. Scutt, 15 May 1994, concerning her essay on Jean Arnot in the book (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/6) 1950-1951, 1964-1965, 1979; Certificates concerning her appointment to MBE, 1965; her election to Fellow of the Library Association of Australia, 1964; her Honorary Membership of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 1979; and copy of her report, Library Facilities in New South Wales Government Institutions, 1950, with note, 1951 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/7X) 1976-1994; File concerning British Empire Association, including circular leters received and printed material (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/8) 1948-1989; Files (2) concerning the Business and Professional Women's Club of Sydney, including correspondence, membership lists, constitution and by-laws, material concerning the 40th anniversary of the Club, 1979; and the Club's study tour of Papua-New Guinea, 15-29 July 1968 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/8) 1985-1995; File concerning the Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc. Division of New South Wales, including correspondence, news bulletins, and constitution and by-laws (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/8) 1982-1995; File concerning the Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc., including correspondence and copies of Federation News (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/9) 1933-1937; File of Kooroora Literary and Debating Society magazine, being five volumes: 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/9) 1980-1994; File concerning the National Council of Women Inc., including correspondence, circular letters received, material concerning Margaret Windeyer and report of the Womanhood Suffrage League of New South Wales, 1892 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/9) 1990-1995; File concerning National Council of Women of New South Wales Inc., being printed material (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/10) 1978-1995; File concerning Pan-Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association, including circular letters received, reports and proceedings of the Association's 9th (Canberra, 1961), 13th (Seoul, 1975) and 15th (Saratoga Springs and New York, 1981) international conferences (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/10) 1955-1985; File concerning the Royal Australian Historical Society, including letters received from John Bennett, 1985, and D. I. McDonald, 1983; talks; copy of obituary of Harold Casterton (Harry) Harper by Hazel King; and printed material (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/10) 1967-1995; File concerning the Royal Australian Historical Society and its Library and Library Committee, including correspondence, newscuttings and printed material (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/10) 1960-1965; File concerning the Women's club, including correspondence, circular letters recived and annual reports (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/11) ca. 1937-1991; Literary papers, being mainly notes and drafts of talks and speeches, with related correspondence and newscuttings. Topics and themes: Travel, ca. 1949-1972, date unknown; National Council of Women, 1963-1966, date unknown; Public Service, ca. 1942-1945; Internationalism, 1966-1967; Old Sydney, 1979-1991; Bibliotherapy - Libraries, ca. 1937-1971, including New Anglo-American Code for Australian Libraries, 1967; Dedications in Books, 1946, 1988, date unknown; Local History, 1970-1978 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/12) 1937-1990; Literary papers continued. Topics and themes: Status of Women in the Christian Church, 1968-1980; Women in Australia - Norman Mackenzie - Status of Women etc., 1945-1975, 1990; Australia Day & Victoria League Coronation day, 1957-1984; 'Articles, etc & Speeches ... Not Library', 1937-1975, 1989, including 'Equal Pay for Equal Work', 1937, Conference on Unemployment, 1961, Ruby Board, with prisoners' Christmas cards, 1949, and pamphlet on the opening of Berrima Training Centre, 1949; Reminiscences of a Cataloguer, 1981; The Australian Subscription Library and the Royal Australian Historical Society Library, 197--1982, date unknown; Early Australian Newspapers, Sydney Gazette, Hobart Town Gazette, 1989, date unknown; 'Speeches Miscellaneous' concerning, among other topics, Christmas, retirement, missionary work, the Big Sister Movement, Sydney Harbour, Captain Cook Bi-Centenary, BPW Club of Sydney study tour of Papua-New Guinea, 1968, and Soroptismy (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/13) 1926-1989, date unknown; Newscuttings concerning librarians and libraries, including obituary of Edith Alice Sims (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/14) 1934-1994; Newscuttings mainly concerning Jean Arnot, being four folders: no. 1, 1934-1953, with letter received from Lorelei booker; no. 2, 1953-1961; no. 3, 1961-1967; no. 4, 1968-1994 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/14) 1952-1995; Newscuttings on a range of topics, with letters received from Irina Dunn, 1990; Irene Greenwood, 1978, 1990; W. Boyd Rayward, 1992; and the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, Longreach, Qld, 1990-1991 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/14) 1968-1994; Newscuttings mainly concerning librarians and libraries, with letters received from, among others, Alison Crook and Wilma radford; list of Kooroora Club members, 1968-1969; invitations; and copy of speech, 'Australia's Cultural Heritage', by Sir David Smith to the A.C.T. Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society, 5 June 1992 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/14) 1988-1990; Newscuttings concerning the property, Belltrees, at Scone, N.S.W., owned by the Michael and Judy White (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/14) 192--197-; Miscellaneous papers, including letters received from Jean Arnot to family and friends, 9 Apr. 1948-7 Feb. 1949, and to her sisters, Gillian and Mary Arnot, and Alison McPherson, 6 Sep.-7 Dec. 1961; photocopied specimens of handwriting of Library staff who have contributed to entries in the card catalogues, 192--193-; passports (2), 1948 and 1961-1966, with enclosed identity card, 1942,; travel documents for Paris trip, 1961, and New Zealand trip, 1973; and unused postcards, 194--197- (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/15) 1938-1990; Printed material, including order of proceedings of memorial ceremony for Emeritus Professor John Ward, AO, Patricia Ward, AM, Jennifer Ward and Moira Jennings at the Great Hall, University of Sydney, 21 June 1990, and of evening of tribute to Patricia Bruce Ward, AM, BA, DipED, FLAA, held at the State Library of NSW, 28 June 1990; and travel maps, 1938-198-, date unknown, including New South Wales Tourist Bureau regional maps, 1938 (Locn No.: ML MSS 3147, ADD ON 2070/15)
    MLMSS 3147 ADD-ON 2070/1-15
  25. Papers of Blackburn, Helen, Lady, 1918-
    [0.42 m : 1944 - 1990]
    Series: National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
    Papers and records documenting Blackburn's career as a pilot and her involvement with the Australian Women Pilot's Association and The Ninety-nines Inc. The collection contains correspondence from other women pilots including Maie Casey, Nancy Bird Walton and Christine Davey. Also held are Blackburn's pilot licences, pilot log books (1944-1979) and descriptions of several memorable flights. These include the Newcastle Aero Club pageant (1949), the Ansett Air Race from Brisbane to Adelaide (1964) and a flight to Western Australia with her brother, Geoffrey Dutton, as part of the research for his book, The Hero as Murderer (1964). The collection includes many articles written by Blackburn. Some were published in the Australian Women Pilot's Association newsletters, which Blackburn also edited from 1960-62. Also held is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings (1960-61) and photographs from c.1949-77.
    MS 9146
  26. Australian Women's Flying Club
    [1940]
    Series: Australian War Memorial
    Miss Nancy Bird (left), wearing the uniform of the Australian Women's Flying Club, with squadron leader F.C. Mackillop, Gwen Stark and Lady Wakehurst, wife of the governor of NSW.
    044627

Resources by Nancy Bird Walton (22)

  1. My God! it's a woman / Nancy Bird ; foreword by Gaby Kennard
    Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009
    [ Book, Audio book : 1990-2003 ]
    At 85 libraries
    My God! it's a woman / Nancy Bird ; foreword by Gaby Kennard
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70.85)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70.85)

  2. My God! it's a woman : the inspiring story of one woman's courage and determination to fly / Nancy Bird ; foreword by Gaby Kennard
    Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009
    [ Book : 1990-2002 ]
    At 57 libraries
    My God! it's a woman : the inspiring story of one woman's courage and determination to fly / Nancy Bird ; foreword by Gaby Kennard
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64.456)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64.456)

  3. Born to fly / by Nancy Bird
    Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009
    [ Book : 1961 ]
    At 20 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46.893)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46.893)

  4. Nancy Bird : born 1915 : aviatrix / interviewer, Robin Hughes ; producer, director, writer, editor, Frank Heimans
    Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009
    [ Video : 1992 ]
    At 6 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 29.321)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 29.321)

  5. [Collection of newscuttings relating to Nancy Bird Walton] / [collected by Nancy Bird Walton]
    Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009
    [ Published : 1936-1961 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 28.852)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 28.852)

  6. Papers of Nancy Bird Walton
    Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009
    [ Unpublished : 1933-2005 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.588)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.588)

  7. My God! its a woman : the inspiring story of Australia's pioneering aviatrix / by Nancy Bird
    Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009
    [ Book : 2010 ]
    At 4 libraries
    My God! its a woman : the inspiring story of Australia's pioneering aviatrix / by Nancy Bird
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25.69)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25.69)

  8. [Newspaper cuttings relating to the aviator, Nancy Bird : her life, autobiography and race publicity / compiled by Nancy Bird Walton]
    Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009
    [ Published : 1938-1962 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24.12)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24.12)

  9. Australian biography
    Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009
    [ Video : 2009 ]
    At 2 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 23.892)

  10. Nancy Bird Walton : pioneer aviator
    Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009
    [ Video : 2009 ]
    At Nat Portrait Gall
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Resources about Nancy Bird Walton (28)

  1. My God! it's a woman / Nancy Bird ; foreword by Gaby Kennard
    Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009
    [ Book, Audio book : 1990-2003 ]
    At 85 libraries
    My God! it's a woman / Nancy Bird ; foreword by Gaby Kennard
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70.583)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70.583)

  2. My God! it's a woman : the inspiring story of one woman's courage and determination to fly / Nancy Bird ; foreword by Gaby Kennard
    Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009
    [ Book : 1990-2002 ]
    At 57 libraries
    My God! it's a woman : the inspiring story of one woman's courage and determination to fly / Nancy Bird ; foreword by Gaby Kennard
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64.301)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64.301)

  3. Born to fly / by Nancy Bird
    Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009
    [ Book : 1961 ]
    At 20 libraries
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  4. Meet... Nancy-Bird Walton / written by Grace Atwood, illustrated by Harry Slaghekke
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    [ Book : 2014 ]
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  5. Nancy Bird : born 1915 : aviatrix / interviewer, Robin Hughes ; producer, director, writer, editor, Frank Heimans
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    [ Video : 1992 ]
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  6. [Collection of newscuttings relating to Nancy Bird Walton] / [collected by Nancy Bird Walton]
    Walton, Nancy Bird, 1915-2009
    [ Published : 1936-1961 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. Papers of Nancy Bird Walton
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    [ Unpublished : 1933-2005 ]
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  8. My God! its a woman : the inspiring story of Australia's pioneering aviatrix / by Nancy Bird
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    [ Book : 2010 ]
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  9. [Newspaper cuttings relating to the aviator, Nancy Bird : her life, autobiography and race publicity / compiled by Nancy Bird Walton]
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    [ Published : 1938-1962 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. PUBLIC NOTICE. ELECTION OF A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF NEW SOUTH WALES TO FILL THE VACANCY CAUSED BY THE DEATH, ON THE 21ST AUGUST, 1959, OF THE HONOURABLE GERTRUDE MARY...
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