Butler, Cecil Arthur (1902-1980)

Also known as
Butler, Arthur, (Cecil Arthur) (1902-1980)
Butler, C. Arthur, (Cecil Arthur) (1902-1980)
Butler, Cecil Arthur, (OBE) (1902-1980)
Field of activity
Aviator
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Cecil Arthur Butler (1902-1980), aviator, was born on 8 June 1902 at Sparkhill, Warwickshire, England, son of Arthur Harry Butler, commercial clerk, and his wife Ann Rebecca, née Seabridge. The family...

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Cecil Butler was founder of Butler Air Transport, which later became Airlines of New South Wales.

  • Career position - Apprenticed as a tool, jig and gauge maker at the local Small Arms Factory
  • Career position - Transferred to the Australian Aircraft & Engineering Co. Ltd at Mascot, New South Wales
  • Education - Engineers licence obtained from the Sydney Technical College
  • Career position - Ground Engineer at Larkin-Sopwith Air Craft Supply Co. Pty Ltd and Larkin's Australian Aerial Services Ltd
  • Career position - Pilot's licence obtained
  • Career position - Established his own aircraft business
  • Career position - Built a small, all-metal, high-winged monoplane
  • Career position - Won the Charleville (Queensland)-Cootamundra (New South Wales) airmail route tender
  • Career position - Managing Director of Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
  • Career position - Chairman of Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
  • Career position - Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd registered as a public company
  • Career position - Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd bought out by (Sir) Reginald Ansett
  • Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

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Resources for Cecil Arthur Butler

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Butler, Cecil Arthur
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Butler, Cecil Arthur (1902-1980)
    Marchant, Sylvia
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 13, 319-320

Resources by Cecil Arthur Butler (5)

  1. Cecil Arthur Butler interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection
    Butler, C. Arthur (Cecil Arthur), 1902-1980
    [ Sound : 1972 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Cecil Arthur Butler interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection
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  2. Flight : memoirs 1912-1958 / by C. Arthur Butler [Anna Yaeats]
    Butler, C. Arthur (Cecil Arthur), 1902-1980
    [ Book : 2008 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Flight : memoirs 1912-1958 / by C. Arthur Butler [Anna Yaeats]
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  3. Flight to a lady : the story of Arthur Butler's record-breaking flight from England to Australia in 1931 / by C. Arthur Butler
    Butler, C. Arthur (Cecil Arthur), 1902-1980
    [ Book : 2008 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Flight to a lady : the story of Arthur Butler's record-breaking flight from England to Australia in 1931 / by C. Arthur Butler
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  4. Papers of Cecil Butler
    Butler, C. Arthur (Cecil Arthur), 1902-1980
    [ Unpublished : 1939-1991 ]
    At National Library
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  5. Flying start : the history of the first five decades of civil aviation in Australia / C. Arthur Butler
    Butler, C. Arthur (Cecil Arthur), 1902-1980
    [ Book : 1971 ]
    At 47 libraries
    Flying start : the history of the first five decades of civil aviation in Australia / C. Arthur Butler
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  1. Arthur Butler's arrival in Australia
    HRRC
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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    At State Library of WA
    Arthur Butler's arrival in Australia
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  1. Index page
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Wednesday 30 June 1971 [INDEX Apr 1971-Jun 1971] p vi

    Government Gazette Index And Contents

    ... . Public Roads Act, 1902—1105, 1108, 1204, 1264, 1332, 1397, 1495, 1575, 1654, 1780, 1911, 2085, 2157 ... . Public Roads Act, 1902-1969—1575. Public Roads Act, 1902, as amended, 1106, 2086, 2157. Public Trusts Act ... 4773 words
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  2. APPOINTMENTS, RETIREMENTS AND DISMISSALS.
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    ... . Telegraph Messenger, Fourth Division.— Cecil Williams, Eric William James, Reginald James McNamara, Vincent ... Arthur Nichols, Desmond John Ryan, Clyde Stanley Godfrey, William Mark Roxby, Arthur Turner, Leslie James ... 419 words
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  3. Examination No. 2311. FOR APPOINTMENT AS TELEGRAPH MESSENGER. Held 16th November, 1940.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 19 December 1940 [Issue No.258] p 2770

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  1. CECIL ARTHUR REMEMBERS
    Lithgow Mercury (NSW : 1898 - 1954) Friday 26 April 1946 p 6 Article
    ... CECIL ARTHUR REMEMBERS The following, from the "Daily Telegraph," should interest Lithgow ... : — "Nearly 20 years ago, young C. A. Butler landed his queer, two-seater World War 1 'plane in a back paddock ... 156 words
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  2. CECIL ARTHUR BUTLER Lithgow Boy Makes History
    Lithgow Mercury (NSW : 1898 - 1954) Friday 1 August 1947 p 2 Article
    ... CECIL ARTHUR BUTLER Lithgow Boy Makes History The Sydney "Sun" recently had an article on Cecil ... Arthur Butler, '"the man who made the outback airminded," and an excellent one it was! ' Here is what it ... 977 words
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  3. CECIL ARTHUR BUTLER Battler of the Bush-Ways
    Smith's Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1919 - 1950) Saturday 26 July 1947 p 17 Article Illustrated
    ... pmssaws® CECIL ARTHUR CUTLER Battier of the Bush-Ways In 1902, Cecil Arthur But-ler made a good ... unlimited, .horizons, geographic, commercial, and aeronautical, Cecil Arthur Butler was born in Lithgow, NSW ... 771 words
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  3. Tom Brock Collection, 1902-1997, mainly relating to rugby league and the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club
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  4. A series of utterly improbable, yet extraordinary renditions / Arthur Jafa ; editors: Amira Gad and Joseph Constable
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  1. Mr. C. Arthur Butler : record breaker : England - Australia record flight on Plume and Mobiloil
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  2. The yellow canary : from Butler Air Transport to Ansett Express / Scott A. Casson
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  3. The Tory tradition : Bolingbroke, Burke, Disraeli, Salisbury / by Sir Geoffrey G. Butler ; with a new preface by R.A. Butler
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  4. The grave-digger of Monks Arden / by Arthur Gask
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    [ Book : 1938 ]
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  1. C. Arthur Butler
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  2. ANDERSON Arthur John and Annabella (nee White)
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    Article pertaining to Arthur John "Mick" Anderson and Annabella "Ann" White and children, Mary Jean Anderson and Arthur John "Sandy" Anderson. Daughter, Joan is listed in a separate list with her hus...

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    Descendants of:James THOMSON, born 6 February 1794/5, Arngask, Fife/Perth, Scotland, died 4 July 1863, at his residence, near Templers, near Gawler, SA, andCecilia (or Cecil) MATHIE (or MATH...

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  2. Ansett versus Butler: a duplicitous affair?
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  3. ECCLESIASTICAL DIRECTORY. (1 January 1902)
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  4. EDUCATIONAL DIRECTORY. (1 January 1902)
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  2. Volume 165B: Angus & Robertson correspondence files for Burwood Municipal Library - Byrnes, Terry, 1943-1969
    [ Unpublished : 1943-1969 ]
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