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Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson

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Bust of Amy Johnson commemorates the English aviator and the first woman to fly solo to Australia. Amy Johnson landed in Quilpie in May 1930 while flying from Darwin to Brisbane.

Amy Johnson was a pioneering English aviatrix. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. Johnson flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary where she died in 1941 during a ferry flight.

Location

Address:Diamantina Development Road, Airport, Quilpie, 4480
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.611944
Long: 144.256389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Aviation
Approx. Event Start Date:May-1930
Approx. Event End Date:May-1930
Source: MA
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