Bonny Bonney

There’s been a few ‘Google doodles‘ featuring aviators to date, and a current one features Australian Aviatrix Lores Bonney. Maude Rose ‘Lores’ Bonney, (20 November 1897 – 24 February 1994) was the first woman to fly solo from Australia to England.

BonneyGoogleDoodle.jpgThe image is, in fact, animated, and the background to the story of the subject and the artwork’s creation is told here.

There is an excellent biography from 2016 by my good friend and colleague Kristen Alexander on Bonney, from the National Library of Australia, here.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

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