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Nancy Bird - Walton photo

Pioneer Aviator, Born 1915, Kew NSW, Died 2009
A fully qualified pilot by the age of 19, Nancy Bird - Walton went from being the youngest commercial licensed woman pilot in the British Commonwealth to becoming Australia's "First Lady of aviation" in the 1970s. She became known as "Angel of the Outback" for her work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and received an OBE in 1966. In 1977 she became a Dame of St John (Knights of Malta). She was interviewed for Film Australia's Australian Biography series in 1992.


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