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Biographical entry Duigan, John Robertson (1882 - 1951)

Born
31 May 1882
Terang, Victoria, Australia
Died
11 June 1951
Ringwood, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Aviator and Electrical engineer

Summary

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.

Published resources

Books

  • Crotty, David, A Flying Life: John Duigan and the first Australian Aeroplane, Museum Victoria, Melbourne, 2010, 176 pp. Details
  • Crotty, David, A Flying Life: John Duigan and the First Australian Aeroplane, Museum Victoria, Melbourne, 2012, 170 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Kendall, F.J., 'Duigan, John Robertson (1881-1951), pioneer aviator and electrical engineer', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 360-361. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080384b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Brogden, S., 'John Duigan's Plane Made History', Aircraft Magazine, October, 1960. Details
  • Kendall, F. J., 'John Robertson Duigan, a pioneer aviator in Australia', The Victorian Historical Magazine. Details

Online Resources

See also

Rosanne Walker