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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Focus Publishing P/L
Publisher Place: Double Bay,Sydney
Publisher Year: 1995
Edition: First Edition
Description: 224 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. This Book Captures The Colourful History And Frontier Spirit Of One Of Australia's Enduring Icons, Qantas Airways. Author John Stackhouse Takes Us On A Fascinating Journey Which Starts In Western Queensland In 1920 And Ends With The Privatisation Of Qantas In 1995.The History Of Qantas Over The Past 75 Years Is One Of Adventure, Pioneering Feats And, Above All, Excitement. Relive The First Flights By Hudson Fysh And 'Ginny' McGuiness In The Aero Biplane, The 'luxury' Of The Catalina Flying Boats Or The International Journeys On The Super Constellation.. This Is An Absorbing And Fascinating Account Of The Colourful And Characters And Legends Of Australian Aviation, The Triumph Of Innovation And Perseverance, World Firsts And Above All, The People Who Have Made Qantas One Of The World's Great Airlines.
Publishers Description: Copiously illustrated history of major Australian airline from its origins in Western Queensland in 1920 to its privatisation in 1995. Discusses topics such as the first international flights, the role of Qantas in WWII, and the introduction of jet aircraft. Author is a journalist and former war correspondent, who worked for Qantas from 1964-1969 and also has acted as a consultant for other airlines.