Custance, Fred

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Fred Custance made the first controlled flight in Australia at Bolivar, South Australia, on 17 March 1910.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Custance, Fred
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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  1. Fred Custance
    [ Book : 1985 ]
    Possibly online
    At Salisbury Library
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  2. First flight commemoration
    [ Book : 1985 ]
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    At Salisbury Library
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  3. Who flew first?: Australia's first heavier-than-air powered flights
    Debenham, Ian
    Flightpath (Capalaba, Qld)
    [ Article : 2009 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15,896.284)

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  4. 55th Anniversary of the first Australian aeroplane flight 1910-1965
    [ Book : 1965 ]
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    At Salisbury Library
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  5. Australia's first flight
    Eustis, Nelson
    [ Book : 1985 ]
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    At Salisbury Library
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  6. Special mail delivery to commemorate 60 years of powered flight
    [ Book : 1970 ]
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    At Salisbury Library
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  7. Australia's first aeroplane flight : Bleriot at Bolivar
    [ Book : 1957 ]
    Possibly online
    At Salisbury Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 12,884.822)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 12,884.822)

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  1. CERTIFICATES OF NATURALISATION AS AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 26 September 1968 [Issue No.78] p 5352

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    ... Russell Terrace, Indooroopilly, 7.6.68; Custance, Marta, 522 Flinders Parade, Brighton, 7.6.68. D ... Weipel, Fred, 24 Baroda Street, Coopers Plains, 7 6 68, Wilbrink, Franctscus Bernardus, 53 Rosedale ... 999 words
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    ... , Donald Charles Bruce, Harold Maxwell Custance, Douglas John O'Donel Davis. Gordon Hine Dolphin, Melville ... Howard Dyke, Walter Fred Heramy, Gavin Grant McDonald, James Ian Nisli. Physicist, Grade 1 (£318 ... 989 words
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    ... Buller Davids, Stanley Ronald Bickerdike, James Armstrong Black, John Brian Collins, Fred Loewenthal, ... ,310-£1,478), Third Division, Tariff Administration Branch, Central Staff, vice N. A. Custance, with effect from 1st ... 1240 words
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  1. THE PASSING OF FRED CUSTANCE. A BRIGHT CAREER ENDED.
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    ... THE PASSING OF FRED CUSTANCE. lA BRIGHT CAREER ENDED. By Rosscommon. f When Frederic Cyril Custanee ... never be posted! MR. FREDERIC C. CUSTANCE, ; Whose recent tragic death near to Olary, I has occasioned ... 1833 words
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    The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922) Saturday 30 November 1912 p 10 Article Illustrated
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