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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.
|Address:||Burns Street, Essendon Airport, Essendon Fields, 3040|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.75707|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||21-November-1937|
|Actual Event End Date:||21-November-1937|
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