Duigan, John Robertson (1882-1951)

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Pioneer Aviator; Electrical Engineer; Aviator; Electrical engineer
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John Robertson Duigan (1882-1951), pioneer aviator and electrical engineer, was born on 31 May 1882 at Terang, Victoria, elder son of John Charles Duigan, bank manager and grazier, and his wife, Jane,...

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John Robertson Duigan made the first flight in Australia of a locally designed and built aircraft (1910). A memorial to him was unveiled in 1960 on the Mia Mia-Lancefield road, near the site of this historic flight.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Duigan, John Robertson
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Duigan, John Robertson (1881-1951), pioneer aviator and electrical engineer
    Kendall, F.J.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 8, 360-361
  3. John Robertson Duigan, a pioneer aviator in Australia
    Kendall, F. J.
    Series: The Victorian Historical Magazine
  4. John Duigan's Plane Made History
    Brogden, S.
    Published: 1960
    Series: Aircraft Magazine, October
  5. A Flying Life: John Duigan and the First Australian Aeroplane
    Crotty, David
    Published: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, 2012
  6. A Flying Life: John Duigan and the first Australian Aeroplane
    Crotty, David
    Published: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, 2010
  7. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

Resources about John Robertson Duigan (6)

  1. Australian Built, twenty years ago : 20 h.p. biplane designed, built and flown in 1910 by Mr. John Robertson Duigan, of Terang, Vic. ..
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Australian Built, twenty years ago : 20 h.p. biplane designed, built and flown in 1910 by Mr. John Robertson Duigan, of Terang, Vic. ..
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  2. Letter from John Robertson Duigan to Mrs Knox with portrait and photographs of planes, 12 July 1910
    [ Unpublished : 1910 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Aviation heritage : the journal of the Aviation Historical Society of Australia, Vol. 26 no. 1 (1990)
    [ Book : 1990 ]
    At Museums Victoria
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  4. John Robertson Duigan : Australia's pioneer of powered flight : in celebration of the eightieth anniversary of the first flight / by William Baker
    Baker, William
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At Powerhouse Library
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  5. Centenary of Powered Flight
    Australia Post
    [ Government publication, Poster, chart, other : 2010 ]
    At National Library
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  6. A flying life : John Duigan and the first Australian aeroplane / David Crotty
    Crotty, David
    [ Book, Government publication : 2010-2012 ]
    Possibly online
    At 70 libraries
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  1. Australian Built, twenty years ago ...
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
    Australian Built, twenty years ago : 20 h.p. biplane designed, built and flown in 1910 by Mr. John Robertson Duigan, of Terang, Vic. ..
  2. Centenary of Powered Flight
    Australia Post
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    J.R. Duigan in the first Australian built biplane, which he constructed in Mia Mia, Victoria, now held in the Technical Museum, Melbourne

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  1. John Robertson Duigan: a pioneer aviator in Australia
    Kendall, F. J
    Victorian Historical Magazine
    [ Article : 1974 ]
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    ... CAPTAIN J. R. DUIGAN, M.C. Our readers will be extremely in terested to learn that Captain J. R ... . Duigan, of the Flying Corps, brother of Mr. Duigan, of Spring Plains, has been awarded the Military Cross ... 194 words
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    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 23 January 1872 [Issue No.20] p 185

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