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

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


(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 Details

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Rosanne Walker