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Biographical entry Fysh, Wilmot Hudson (Hudson) (1895 - 1974)

Born
7 January 1895
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Died
6 April 1974
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Business executive

Summary

(Sir) Wilmot Hudson (Hudson) Fysh and Pat McGinness were commissioned by the Australian government in 1919 to survey the Longreach (Queensland)-Darwin section of the route for the government's £10,000 prize contest for a flight from England to Australia. In 1920 Fysh and McGinness were two of the four founders of Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd).

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  • Percival, J., 'Fysh, Sir Wilmot Hudson (1895-1974), airline director', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 603-605. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080620b.htm. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker