Imperial Airways. (1924-1939)

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Imperial Airways.
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Aviation or Aeronautical Industries
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Imperial Airways was first established in 1924. In the 1930s the company began associations with the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited (QANTAS Limited) when the two companies began attempting to set up an air service between Britain and Australia. In 1934 they jointly formed Qantas Empire Airways Limited, each owning a half-share. The Australian Government purchased all shares in Qantas Empire Airways in 1947. Imperial Airways has undergone several name changes and is known now British Airways.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Imperial Airways
    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

Resources by Imperial Airways. (7)

  1. Imperial Airways : a survey of its organization
    Imperial Airways
    [ Book : 1938 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48,564.188)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48,564.188)

  2. The inauguration of the Empire Air Mail Programme to Australia, Banks Islands, Cook Islands, Fanning Island, Fiji Islands, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Nauru, New Guinea (Mandated Territory), New Hebrides, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Papua, Samoa (Te ...
    Imperial Airways
    [ Book : 1938 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46,738.379)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46,738.379)

  3. Imperial Airways / James Gardner
    Gardner, James
    [ Map : 1937 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 42,214.863)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 42,214.863)

  4. The air way : official handbook describing the activities of Imperial Airways / [by Harry Harper]
    Imperial Airways
    [ Book : 1928 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 42,045.422)

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  5. Pilot's handbook and general instructions, 1924 / Imperial Airways ; foreword by Sir Peter Masefield, introduction by R.H. McIntosh
    Imperial Airways
    [ Book : 1924-1974 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Pilot's handbook and general instructions, 1924 / Imperial Airways ; foreword by Sir Peter Masefield, introduction by R.H. McIntosh
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 38,615.406)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 38,615.406)

  6. Letter by Harold James Manson
    Manson, Harold James, 1897-1977
    [ Unpublished : 1931 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,684.32)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,684.32)

  7. British Empire air routes excluding Canada [Ordnance Survey]
    Great Britain. Ordnance Survey
    [ Map : 1931-1933 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 20,357.85)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 20,357.85)

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  1. Qantas Empire Airways Commonwealth of Australia (1934-1967)
    ... Imperial Airways (1924 - 1939) ... Qantas Airways Limited (1967 - ) ... Australia-London run, Australia's QANTAS Limited and Britain's Imperial Airways. In 1947 the Australian ... Qantas Empire Airways Limited was established in 1934 by the two airlines responsible for the ...
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  2. Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (QANTAS) (1920-1947)
    ... Qantas Empire Airways Limited, Commonwealth of Australia (1934 - 1967) ... until 1922. QANTAS Limited collaborated with British Airways' predecessor Imperial Airways to establish ... an Australia-London run. In 1937 the two airlines formed Qantas Empire Airways. QANTAS Limited ...
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  3. Lions, Agnes Mary (1908-1992)
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  1. AIR TRANSPORT ADVANCES. Expansion of Imperial Airways.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Friday 30 December 1938 p 12 Article
    ... was founded in 1924 reveals that "traffic ton/miles"--a Just criterion of airline operations ... be opened in the spring of 1939. These are fourteen Armstrong Whitworth Ensign landplanes. De ... 380 words
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  2. AIR TRANSPORT ADVANCES Imperial Airways' Progress
    The Charleville Times (Brisbane, Qld. : 1896 - 1954) Friday 23 December 1938 p 4 Article
    ... Imperial activities since tbc company was rounded £1 1924 is published with the report of the annual ... in the spring of 1939. There are fourteen Armstrong Whitworth Ensign landplanes: Be HavfUand DJBL 86 ... 387 words
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  3. IMPERIAL AIRWAYS.
    Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, WA : 1916 - 1938) Tuesday 18 September 1928 p 2 Article
    ... IMPERIAL AIRWAYS. Some days ago the London "Daily Express" made public an air service project, the ... have been better froni 'England's viewpoint if Imperial Airways could have seen their way to launch the ... 1142 words
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  1. European air routes and extensions [Ordnance Survey]
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  2. England - Australia by the Imperial air route : 12,754 miles in 12 1/2 days
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  3. [Empire Marketing Board map of air routes and Imperial and International Communications Ltd. cable and wireless communication systems] / Empire Marketing Board
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  1. TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA LAND BOARD.
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    ... , Sailors and Airmen's Imperial League of Australia, application to have varied the terms of the lease to ... —Qantas Empire Airways Limited, application for a Town Allotment Lease (Residence) over Allotment 71 ... 772 words
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    Australian Government Gazette (National : 1973 - 1973) Friday 30 November 1973 [Issue No.183] p 1

    Government Gazette Proclamations And Legislation

    ... 1967 Bills of Fxchange Act 1909-1971 Bounties Procedure Act 1907-1966 Boy Scouts Association Au 1924 ... Papers Act 1908-1963 Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright Act 1939-1953, insofar as it relates to ... 3894 words
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  3. COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS ORDERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Monday 6 March 1972 [Issue No.17] p 1

    Government Gazette Proclamations And Legislation

    ... -1971 Bounties Procedure Act 1907-1966 Boy Scouts Association Act 1924-1966 Commonwealth Motor Vehicles ... Marks, Designs and Copyright Act 1939-1953 Privy Council (Limitation of Appeals) Act 1968 Public Order ... 6843 words
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  1. Victory jig-saw puzzle of the Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat
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    At Monash Uni Library
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  2. The March of Time theatrical newsreels
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    [ Video : 1935-2014 ]
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  3. Arrival of first English air mail
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    At State Library of NSW
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    At State Library of NSW
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  1. Imperial Airways / Archive Britain Campaign
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    [ Book : 2001 ]
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  2. Beyond the blue horizon : on the track of Imperial Airways / Alexander Frater
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  3. The Imperial Airways fleet / John Stroud
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  4. Speeding up the Empire : Imperial Airways, Europe, Africa, India, the Far East, Australia, Bermuda, New York
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  1. Imperial Airways weekly news bulletin
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  2. Imperial Airways weekly air news bulletin
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  3. Airways House IMPERIAL AIRWAYS’ NEW LONDON BUILDING. (24 August 1939)
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    [ Article : 1939 ]
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  4. Airways of Empire: The Establishment and Development of Imperial Airways
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    [ Article : 1937 ]
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  1. Astraea flight to Australia
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    Created by jeffreyd, 82 items.

    Collection of articles for the Imperial Airways Ltd. Armstrong Whitworth XV aircraft visit to Australia in 1933. This flight occurred at the time that the debate for the tendering for the contracts to...

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  2. QANTAS - The Defeat of Distance.
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    Created by jeffreyd, 26 items.

    A collection of newspaper references listed for the book 'The Defeat of Distance, QANTAS 1919-1939', by John Gunn. The list is specific to Chapters 10 and 11, the beginning of QANTAS Empire Airways an...

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  3. FOLLETT, B & E aka BEATRICE & EVELYN aka BEE & PINKIE.
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    Created by KEVING., 77 items.

    Miss Beatrice Hilda Follett (1897 - 1978 ) and her younger sister Miss Evelyn Mary Follett (1902 - 1977) were the two younger children of Mr. & Mrs. William Follett, of Hurlstone Park. There was anoth...

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