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Biographical entry Butler, Cecil Arthur (1902 - 1980)

OBE

Born
8 June 1902
Sparkhill, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Died
13 April 1980
Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Aviator

Summary

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

Details

Events

1917 - 1921
Career position - Apprenticed as a tool, jig and gauge maker at the local Small Arms Factory
1921
Career position - Transferred to the Australian Aircraft & Engineering Co. Ltd at Mascot, New South Wales
1923
Education - Engineers licence obtained from the Sydney Technical College
1923 - 1928
Career position - Ground Engineer at Larkin-Sopwith Air Craft Supply Co. Pty Ltd and Larkin's Australian Aerial Services Ltd
1927
Career position - Pilot's licence obtained
1929 - 1934
Career position - Established his own aircraft business
1930
Career position - Built a small, all-metal, high-winged monoplane
1934
Career position - Won the Charleville (Queensland)-Cootamundra (New South Wales) airmail route tender
1934 - c. 1958
Career position - Managing Director of Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
1936 - c. 1958
Career position - Chairman of Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
c. 1945
Career position - Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd registered as a public company
1958
Career position - Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd bought out by (Sir) Reginald Ansett
1958
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Arthur C. Butler - Records, 1939 - 1991, MS 4601; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Biographical cuttings on Arthur C. Butler, aviation pioneer, CuttinsFiles BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Arthur C. Butler - Records, 1972, TRC 121/33; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.