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16-November-2015
16-November-2015

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Burns Street commemorates Jean Burns who was the first woman to jump from an aeroplane in Australia.   She jumped from the aeroplane the ‘Spirit of Mel­bourne”.  She was also the youngest female pilot in Australia.

 

Location

Address:Burns Street, Essendon Airport, Essendon Fields, 3040
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.75707
Long: 144.908322
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Aviation
Actual Event STart Date:21-November-1937
Actual Event End Date:21-November-1937

Dedication

Front Inscription

The naming of this street commemorates Jean Burns.

The first Australian woman to jump from an aero­plane on Australian soil.

Descending at Essendon Airport on the 21st November 1937 from the ‘Spirit of Melbourne’ at a height of 3,200 feet.

Jean was also Australia’s young­est female pilot in 1937

Erected by Essendon Airport Pty Ltd
 

                              

Source: MA
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